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Turkey’s coronavirus cases increase by 1,008, death toll at 5,382

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Turkey registered 1,008 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total number to 214,001, while 19 more people have died of the disease, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

According to the chart, the death toll has reached 5,382 with the latest additions.

Over the past several weeks the number of new infections has been fluctuating, although it was on an upward trajectory after an easing of anti-coronavirus measures by the Turkish government as of June 1.

There are 1,223 patients in intensive care, of whom 402 are on ventilators. The number of patients requiring intensive care has been rising since June 10, when the figure was 631.

The chart indicated that 1,156 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

Turkey conducted 46,492 tests for the coronavirus over the past day, bringing the overall number of tests carried out so far to 4,021,947.

The chart showed that 195,671 people have recovered in Turkey since the start of the outbreak.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11. The country eased preventative measures at the start of June, opening shopping malls, cafes, restaurants and mosques.

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