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Turkey’s Health Ministry to increase coronavirus testing

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 11 million coronavirus tests have been carried out in Turkey.

The Scientific Committee of COVID-19 belonging to the Turkish Ministry of Health announced yesterday that the number of tests carried out in the country on the population will be increased, with the exception of those that were already being carried out for cases of contacts with infected. In total and since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Turkish authorities have already carried out more than 11 million tests.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health noted that the Scientific Committee had analysed the current situation around the state of the pandemic in Turkey, while indicating that there are already five vaccines developed by Turkish scientists against the new SARS-CoV-2 virus. whose efficacy will soon begin to be tested in humans.

According to the most recent data released late on October 7 by Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, in the last 24 hours 1,581 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the country and another 56 deaths occurred, rising to 8,609 the total number of deaths to date from the pandemic throughout the country, while the accumulated confirmed cases now total 329,138.

Likewise, in the last 24 hours, another 1,355 patients were discharged after overcoming COVID-19, bringing the total of recovered patients to 288,954 today. Koca also pointed out that in the past 24 hours 116,608 new coronavirus tests had been carried out in Turkey, adding up to 11,160,946 tests carried out since March. The Health Minister also explained that the rate of COVID-19 patients who develop pneumonia is 6.2%.