Coronavirus recoveries in Turkey pass 160,000 mark

Turkey confirmed 1,412 more recoveries from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally above 160,000, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced late Sunday, Daily Sabah reports. 

With the latest additions, the number of recoveries reached 160,240, Koca said on Twitter, citing Health Ministry data.

"The number of recovered patients is 320 more than the new cases today. We should widen the gap with measures,” Koca said.

The death toll in the country rose to 4,950 as 23 new fatalities were reported over the past day.

Health care workers conducted 40,496 tests to detect the disease over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of tests above 2.94 million.

According to test results, the total number of COVID-19 cases nationwide reached 187,685, with 1,192 new infections.


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