In Turkey over the past day there were 996 cases of infection with coronavirus, the total number of infections has exceeded 231 thousand people, reports RIA "news" with reference to the statement of the head of the Ministry of health of the Republic of Fahrettin koca.

"Today identified 996 new cases COVID-19, only contracted – 231 869. 19 patients died, all dead – 5 710," said koca.

He added that since the beginning of the pandemic was cured 215 516 people.

The Chinese authorities announced the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan on 31 December 2019. The causative agent is a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. Subsequently, on 11 March, the who announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus pandemic. In the world the number of infected reached 17 million, died more than 670 thousand people.