ANKARA 

Turkey confirmed Friday that 69 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 425.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 20,921 as 2,786 more people tested positive for the virus in a day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced in a press conference.

So far, a total of 484 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, while 1,251 patients are currently under intensive care units, Koca added.

Also, more than 16,160 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, and the number of overall tests

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