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75% of coronavirus patients in Turkey have recovered

120,000 of the nearly 158,000 coronavirus-infected in Turkey have successfully defeated the virus. In the last 24 hours, 987 cases and 29 deaths have been detected, and 1,321 patients have been discharged.

The number of coronavirus patients who have recovered from the disease in Turkey has reached 120,015, after another 1,321 patients were discharged from the country’s hospitals in the last 24 hours, representing 75% of the 157,814 infected with the virus.

This data were offered on Monday by the Turkish Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca, while offering the latest data on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, reporting that in the last 24 hours, 987 other infected cases had been confirmed. As for the number of deaths from the coronavirus, it totals 4,369 after 29 people died in the past 24 hours, Koca said.

Likewise, on the last day, around 21,400 virus detection tests were performed throughout the country, which represents a total of more than 1.85 million tests performed to date. Koca also reported that there are currently 756 patients admitted to intensive care units in Turkey.

Since it was first detected in China’s Wuhan province last December, the coronavirus has already spread across the globe and has infected 5.5 million people so far, causing more than 346,000 confirmed deaths while 2.19 million patients have recovered. The United States, Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy are the countries most affected by the new virus.