Turkey records 120,015 recoveries in coronavirus fight
Recoveries from the novel coronavirus in Turkey continued to climb on Monday, the country's Health Ministry said.
The number of recovered patients from the disease hit 120,015 as 1,321 more were discharged from hospitals over the past day, said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Twitter.
1.85 MILLION TESTS WERE PERFORMED
Some 987 new cases of the virus were reported in the country, bringing the total to 157,814, Koca added.
"The number of total recoveries has surpassed 120,000," Koca said, adding that the need for intensive care support continued to fall.
Koca praised the 83 million-strong Turkish population for the country's success in fighting the pandemic.
Healthcare professionals performed over 21,400 more tests for the virus, raising the overall number to over 1.85 million. Currently, some 756 patients are being treated under intensive care, the data showed.