Turkey reports 1,492 daily infections of COVID-19, 191,657 in total

Turkey reported 24 new COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 5,025 in the country, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 191,657, with 1,492 daily infections, he noted.

The minister said that 1,386 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of recoveries to 164,234.

He said 53,486 tests were conducted over the day, with the overall number of tests reaching 3,083,121.

Turkey is currently treating 914 patients in intensive care units, with 356 intubated, Koca added.

The minister said the country is not experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus, but still faces the fluctuations of the first phase.

Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case in the country on March 11 and has stepped up for the normalization process since June 1.

Turkey and China have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19. Chinese doctors and medical experts held a video conference with Turkish counterparts to share China’s experience in treating coronavirus patients, protecting medical workers, and controlling the spread of the virus.