49,000 patients recover from Covid-19 in Turkey, - Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

93 people succumbed to the disease over the last 24 hours
09:53, 1 May 2020

Up till now, some 49,000 patients have been discharged from hospitals in Turkey after successful recovery from Covid-19. Fahrettin Koca, the Healthcare Minister said so as quoted by Anadolu news agency

According to the head of the authority, 93 new lethal cases were reported across the country over the last 24 hours. The overall number of fatalities currently makes 3,174.

The Minister added that the summary number of registered cases made 120,000, as test results of another 2,615 patients proved positive.

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Apart from that, Koca added that the number of patients who are treated in intensive care units has decreased. He also said that the number of new cases of infection remains within the expected rate.

The official claimed that on April 30, the doctors performed 42,000 Covid-19 tests. Over 1 million tests have been performed since the epidemic reached the country. 

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Earlier, we reported that Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin has been infected with Covid-19. He said it himself, during the video conference between the Cabinet and President Vladimir Putin, broadcasted by the local TV.

"I just got a word that the test results for coronavirus that I had passed proved positive. I should stay on self-isolation", he said.

Mishustin also told Putin that the government would keep on working as usual, and First Deputy Premier Andrei Belousov will be serving as the Acting Prime Minister, while Mishustin remains in self-isolation. The Russian leader approved Belousov's candidacy.

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