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Coronavirus infections decline in Turkey

In the last 24 hours, about 5,000 fewer coronavirus infections were recorded daily compared to the last week.

The number of coronavirus infections in Turkey registered a decrease this weekend, after on Sunday the Minister of Health reported that in the last 24 hours 26,919 new positives were registered throughout the country, 5,103 of them patients with COVID-19 symptoms and the rest asymptomatic.

The latest data on the pandemic released by the minister represent a decrease compared to those of recent days, in which the usual average of infections has been around 32,000 daily positives, which seems to confirm that the curfew decreed by the government and that prohibits going out to the street from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. is taking effect.

According to the Turkish Minister of Health, in the last 24 hours 22,215 new COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease, while during the last day another 218 deaths were registered due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, raising the number of total deaths since the start of the pandemic to 16,417.

Throughout Turkey, 181,100 coronavirus tests were carried out in the last 24 hours; likewise, the Minister of Health reported that the number of patients in critical condition is 5,973, although their number is also decreasing. On Sunday, the Minister of Education of Turkey, Ziya Selçuk, announced that if infections continue to decline, face-to-face classes in schools could soon be resumed.