ANKARA

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Turkey is on the decline for the first time since the outbreak, health minister Fahrettin Koca said Sunday.

“There has been a new development in COVID-19 patients today. For the first time, the total number of COVID-19 patients in ICU has declined. Scientists from 6 universities also agree: this is the result of measures and the treatment. The outcomes that we can get with the measures are obvious,” he wrote on Twitter.

Turkey reported 95 additional deaths Saturday from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the figure

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