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Turkey’s coronavirus cases at 95,591, death toll reaches 2,259

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The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey reached 95,591 on Tuesday, while the death toll increased by 119 to 2,259, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

In the last 24 hours nearly 40,000 new test results came in, and 4,611 people were diagnosed with COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus.

The chart indicates 1,865 patients have been in intensive care units, while 14,918 people have been discharged from hospitals so far.

Turkey ranks seventh on a list of countries with the largest number of coronavirus cases, according to the Worldometers.info website, following the US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK.

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) says Turkey’s official coronavirus death statistics do not include cases that strongly indicate COVID-19 but test negative.

Turkey has not implemented a full lockdown, and curfews are imposed in 31 major cities only on the weekends. People aged 65 and over as well as those 20 and under without jobs are prohibited from going outside as part of measures to contain the epidemic.

First seen in the Chinese city of Wuhan, COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, infecting over 2,530,000 people worldwide and killing at least 174,000. Some 667,000 people have recovered.

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