Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101 in Turkey

  • 03:19 12 April 2020

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101 in Turkey

Turkey on Saturday reported 95 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,101, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 52,167 as 5,138 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the ministry's link for daily updates of coronavirus figures.

So far, a total of 2,965 have recovered and been discharged from hospital, Koca said.

He also said 33,170 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests hitting 340,380.

Turkey is currently treating 1,626 patients in intensive care units, according to the figures.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has spread to at least 185 countries and regions across the world, with its epicenter shifting to Europe.

The pandemic has killed some 105,000 people, and infected over 1.72 million, while more than 390,000 people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by the U.S.' Johns Hopkins University.

Faig Mahmudov