Turkey confirms 4,542 new COVID-19 patients, 430,170 in total

Turkey reported 4,542 new COVID-19 patients on Thursday, raising the total number in the country to 430,170, the Turkish Health Ministry announced.

Meanwhile, 123 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,943.

A total of 2,918 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 364,573.

The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 3.8 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 3,850.

A total of 157,756 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 16,781,245.

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

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