Turkey records 1,293 new coronavirus cases, death toll at 5,131

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Turkey registered 1,293 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 199,906, according to a chart posted on Twitter by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

The death toll, meanwhile, reached 5,131 with an increase of 16 in the last 24 hours, the chart indicated.

A total of 173,111 people have recovered, according to the ministry, since the beginning of the outbreak in Turkey in mid-March.

As a worrying sign, the number of intensive care patients increased by eight to 1,026. It has been rising since June 10, when the figure was 631.

The ministry does not disclose the total number of hospitalizations.

Turkey has results from 3,381,650 tests administered so far, the ministry data indicated.

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