Wed, 12 Aug 2020

ANKARA, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Tuesday reported 992 new COVID-19 cases, as the country's daily infections have been below 1,000 for consecutive 33 days.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the tally of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 214,993, while the death toll surged to 5,402 after 20 more fatalities were added.

Turkish health professionals conducted 43,231 coronavirus tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 4,065,178, he said.

A total of 1,049 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 196,720 in Turkey since the outbreak, Koca said.

He added that 1,204 patients are being treated in the intensive care units and 396 others are intubated.

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

Turkey and China have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19.

Chinese doctors and medical experts have held video conferences with Turkish counterparts to share China's experience in treating coronavirus patients, protecting medical workers, and controlling the spread of the virus.

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