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Turkey’s coronavirus cases exceed 160,000, death toll nears 4,500

Turkey confirmed 1,182 more coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 160,979, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

The death toll also increased by 30 to 4,461, the chart indicated.

The first case in the country was confirmed on March 11, since which date nearly 2 million tests have been conducted.

In the last 24 hours, 1,576 people have recovered from the illness. The number of active cases in Turkey is around 30,000.

Of coronavirus patients, 683 are in intensive care, with 339 of them on ventilators.

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