ANKARA 

The rate of infection by the novel coronavirus in Turkey has fallen by over a third from %15 to %9 in the past week, despite rising test numbers, with recoveries surging by more than three fold.

As a result of 598,933 test conducted since March 10 — the beginning of the outbreak in Turkey — 82,329 patients were diagnosed with COVID-19. Since then, 1,890 people died, while 10,453 patients recovered.

The death rate from the virus since the first fatality on March 17 until April 18 was 2.29%. When multiple patients died for the first time on March 19,

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