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Turkey reports 987 new COVID-19 cases, 157,814 in total
BY 2020-05-26 16:39:21

ANKARA, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey reached to 157,814 on Monday, with 987 new daily cases, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The death toll surged to 4,369 after 29 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, the minister tweeted.

Turkey conducted 21,492 tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out to 1,853,754, he stated.

Some 1,321 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of patients recovered from COVID-19 to 120,015 while 756 are being treated at intensive care units and 371 are intubated, the minister said.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11. Turkey and China have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19. China has facilitated the procurement of medical supplies by Turkey. 

(Editor:Grace) (From:xinhua)
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