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Number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Turkey climbs to 122,793 - health ministry

The total number of Turkish patients who recovered from the COVID-19 disease has climbed to 122,793, after 1,286 more were discharged from hospitals over the past day, according to the latest information released by the health ministry on Wednesday.

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published May 27,2020

Proving success in its fight against coronavirus, Turkey is recording more and more recoveries from COVID-19, according to the Health Ministry data revealed on Wednesday.

The number of patients who recovered from the disease climbed to 122,793, as 1,286 more were discharged from hospitals over the past day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the latest official coronavirus figures.

A total of 1,035 new cases were reported in the country, bringing the total to 159,797, Koca added.

The death toll from the outbreak rose to 4,431 as the country reported 34 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry data.

Health care professionals conducted 21,043 more tests for the virus, raising the overall number to over 1.89 million.

Currently, some 723 patients are being treated in intensive care, the data showed.

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The US, Russia, Brazil, and several European countries are currently the hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed over 352,200 people worldwide, with more than 5.63 million confirmed cases, while recoveries surpassed 2.32 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.