Turkey’s coronavirus cases exceed 190,000, death toll now over 5,000


Turkey registered 1,268 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 190,165, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

The death toll reached 5,001 with an increase of 27 in the last 24 hours, the chart indicated.

As a worrying sign, the upward trend in the number of patients in intensive care continued with an increase of 47 from yesterday.

A total of 1,315 people were declared to have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 162,848 since the beginning of the outbreak in Turkey.

Turkish hospitals have conducted more than 3 million tests so far, the chart indicated.

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