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Turkey’s coronavirus cases hit 224,252, death toll at 5,580

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Turkey announced 937 new coronavirus cases on Friday, 24 more than yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 224,252, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

The death toll from the virus reached 5,580 with an increase of 17 in the last 24 hours, the chart indicated.

The number of intensive care patients, meanwhile, dropped by three from yesterday, standing at 1,248, with 379 of them on ventilators.

After easing coronavirus measures in early June, the number of patients in intensive care almost doubled.

In the last 24 hours 1,009 patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 207,374 and leaving only 12,000 active coronavirus cases across the country.

Turkey has conducted nearly 4.5 million tests since early March. The chart showed it had received the results of 42,986 tests on Friday.

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