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Turkey reports 1,186 new COVID-19 cases, 155,686 in total

Published : 24 May 2020, 00:13

  DF-Xinhua Report

A policewoman checks a man's body temperature at the entrance of a shopping mall in Ankara, Turkey, on May 22, 2020. Photo Xinhua.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 155,686 on Saturday, with 1,186 new daily cases registered, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The death toll surged to 4,308 after 32 new fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, the minister tweeted.

Turkey conducted 40,178 tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out to 1,807,673, he said.

Some 1,491 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of patients recovered from COVID-19 to 117,602, while 775 are being treated at intensive care units and 388 are intubated, the minister noted.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11.