Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 59 to 3,520

A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at Grand Bazaar to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease in Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2020. (Reuters)

The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Turkey has risen by 59 in the last 24 hours to 3,520, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday, as a slowdown in deaths and ICU patients continued.

The overall number of cases rose by 1,832 to 129,491, the data showed, the highest total outside Western Europe, the United States and Russia.

A total of 73,285 people have so far recovered from the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19.

Visit our dedicated coronavirus site here for all the latest updates.

The number of tests conducted in Turkey in the past 24 hours stood at 33,283, increasing the total number of tests during the outbreak to more than 1.2 million.

Read more:

Turkey detains over 400 over ‘provocative’ coronavirus posts

Coronavirus: Turkey medics blame government for health worker deaths

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06