Turkey confirms almost 1000 new COVID-19 cases
Turkey reported 919 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total confirmed cases to 227,019, the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Meanwhile, 17 people died in the past 24 hours from the virus, taking the death toll to 5,630, Koca tweeted.
Turkish health professionals conducted 45,283 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 4,617,971, he said.
A total of 982 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 210,469 in Turkey since the outbreak, said Koca, noting 1,263 patients are being treated in the intensive care units and 392 intubated.
Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case on March 11.