Turkey reports 1,894 new COVID-19 cases, tally over 350,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-21 03:13:10|Editor: huaxia
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A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks on a street in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 21, 2020. Turkey confirmed 1,894 new COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, raising the total number of diagnosed patients to 351,413, the Turkish Health Ministry announced. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

ANKARA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Turkey confirmed 1,894 new COVID-19 patients on Tuesday, raising the total number of diagnosed patients to 351,413, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.

Meanwhile, 74 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 9,445.

A total of 1,512 patients recovered, raising the total recoveries to 306,939 in Turkey since the outbreak.

The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 5.6 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 1,545.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11.

Turkey and China have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19. Chinese doctors and medical experts held video conferences with Turkish counterparts to share China's experience in treating coronavirus patients, protecting medical workers, and controlling the spread of the virus. Enditem

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