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Turkey surpasses the barrier of 6,000 deaths from coronavirus

On average, people infected with coronavirus take 10 days to develop the disease, and 7.5% of them develop pneumonia.

The death toll from coronavirus in Turkey has exceeded the barrier of 6,000 deaths, after on Tuesday Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the death of 20 people from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, while the number of accumulated positive cases has reached 251,805.

As explained by the minister, in the last 24 hours 1,263 new positives of the virus were registered, 30 more than the previous day, while 942 patients were discharged after overcoming the disease; in total, to date the number of people who have beaten COVID-19 amounts to 232,913.

On the other hand, the number of tests performed exceeds 5.88 million, after another 82,318 were performed in the last 24 hours. At the same time, the number of critically ill patients from the virus in Turkish hospitals has risen to 703.

Koca noted that on average, people diagnosed with the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) were infected 10 days earlier. Of the total infected, 7.5% end up developing pneumonia.

Globally, Turkey ranks 19th – between Italy and Germany – for accumulated positive cases of coronavirus, with the United States, Brazil, India and Russia being the countries that have registered the highest number of infections. To date, the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 22 million people worldwide and caused an estimated 782,000 deaths.