Turkey records 1,458 new cases in last 24 hours
Daily recoveries in Turkey from the novel coronavirus once again on Thursday exceeded new cases, said the country's health minister.
A total of 1,472 people beat coronavirus over the past day, bringing the overall count to 165,706 Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, citing Health Ministry data.
"THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES SHOWS THAT PRECAUTIONS ARE DECREASING"
The country's death toll from the virus rose to 5,046, as it reported 21 new fatalities in the past 24 hours.
Some 941 patients remain in intensive care, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
According to test results, the total number of coronavirus cases nationwide reached 193,115 with nearly 1,458 new infections.
"There is an increase in our number of intensive care patients. However, the duration our patients spend in intensive care and under treatment has come down considerably," he said in a tweet.
"The number of new cases shows that precautions are decreasing. The number of cases in the world is on the rise. Let's give some good news from Turkey," Koca added. Koca has repeatedly stressed the importance of maintaining social distance and the use of face masks, and has advised extra care during the summer season.