Turkey reports 1,243 new COVID-19 cases
Turkey confirmed 1,243 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 245,635, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, Trend reports.
Meanwhile, 21 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,912, Koca tweeted.
Turkish health professionals conducted 66,892 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 5,521,880, he said.
A total of 968 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 228,057 in Turkey since the outbreak.
Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case on March 11.