786 new coronavirus cases reported in Turkey, death toll at 4,585

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A total of 786 new coronavirus cases were reported in Turkey over the past day, bringing the total to 165,555, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

The death toll from the outbreak rose to 4,585 as the country reported 22 new fatalities over the last 24 hours, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Recoveries from the disease now number 129,921 as 974 more patients were discharged from hospitals in the past day, Koca said.

Healthcare professionals performed 32,325 more tests for the virus, raising the overall number to over 2.10 million.

Currently, some 633 patients are being treated in intensive care, the ministry data indicated.

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The US, Brazil, Russia and several European countries are currently the hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed over 376,800 people worldwide, with more than 6.31 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 2.72 million, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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