NEWS CENTER - Total cases have neared 200,000 while the number of active cases are slightly more than 20,000, according to the Ministry of Health.
Turkey registered 1,374 new cases of Covid-19 in the past day, and the total number of infections nationwide reached 198,613, showed the Health Ministry data.
A total of 1,214 patients recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of recoveries to 171,809.
"Turkey is determined to drop the number of coronavirus infections, but not cautious enough in following the measures," Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
He said the number of patients who have been hospitalized is in balance with the number of the newly discharged.
"The rise in patients under intensive care is within ordinary range," he added. The number of intensive care patients rose from 996 to 1,018.
The country's death toll from coronavirus rose to 5,115 with 18 new fatalities reported.
Turkey's health care professionals conducted 51,014 tests for the disease in the past day, raising the total count to over 3.33 million. The number of active cases in the country are 21,689.