More than 217,000 COVID-19 patients recovered in Turkey
Turkey on Monday confirmed 1,003 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 217,497, according to the country's health minister Fahrettin Koca.
Citing Health Ministry data, Koca said on Twitter that 995 more people contracted COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 233,851.
The country's death toll from the disease rose to 5,747, with 19 new fatalities over the past 24 hours.
Koca said the measures against the virus were not sufficiently taken into consideration during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
"We are concerned about the rise in the number of cases throughout the country in the coming days, which was previously limited to some provinces," Anadolu Agency cited him as saying.
Healthcare professionals conducted 41,301 tests for COVID-19 over the past day, raising the tally to over 4.92 million.