Turkey records 1,049 more recoveries from COVID-19

Turkey records 1,049 more recoveries from COVID-19
# 14 July 2020 22:16 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 1,049 more recoveries from the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally to 196,720, according to the country's health minister, APA reports citing Reuters.

Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that a total of 992 people had contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number to 214,993.

"WE ARE UNDER 1,000 [new cases] AGAIN. For the first time in 33 days," Koca said on Twitter.

"The number of new cases, which was 987 on June 11, had risen to 1,195 on the following day. Right now, we don't know about tomorrow. [But] We know that we will see the results of today's measures in an average of seven days," he added.

The country's death toll from the disease rose to 5,402, with 20 new fatalities reported over the last 24 hours.

Healthcare professionals conducted over 43,200 tests for COVID-19 since Monday, raising the total count to over 4.06 million.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 574,600 lives in 188 countries and regions since it originated in China last December.

More than 13.16 million COVID-19 cases have been reported around the world so far, with recoveries exceeding 7.3 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, Brazil, Russia, and India are currently the worst-hit countries in the world.