Turkey on Saturday registered 1,459 new coronavirus cases, a significant upward movement from the recent pattern, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.
The total number of cases reached 176,677 with today’s infections, while the death toll increased by 14 to 4,792, the chart indicated.
Turkey has conducted in excess of 2.5 million tests, and more than 150,000 people have recovered from the virus.
“The increase in the numbers should serve as a warning to those who do not comply with preventative measures,” Koca tweeted, adding that it would soon affect the entire population.
The number of patients in intensive care also increased by 20 to 684 in the last 24 hours.