Turkey's COVID-19 recoveries near 225,000

Turkey's COVID-19 recoveries near 225,000

Turkey confirmed 1,193 additional cases of COVID-19, raising the tally to 241,997, according to the country's health minister Fahrettin Koca.

"The daily test count is close to its highest level [so far] during the pandemic. The ratio of active patients aged 60 and over to the total patients ranges between 20-25% in the country," Koca said on Twitter, citing Health Ministry's data.

The country confirmed 1,211 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, raising the total to 224,970, Koca added.

The death toll stood at 5,858 after 14 more people died over the last 24 hours, Anadolu Agency reported.

Healthcare professionals conducted 62,219 tests for the disease over the past day, taking the tally to over 5.32 million.