Turkey reports 1,509 new COVID-19 cases, 289,635 in total
Turkey confirmed 1,509 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total diagnosed patients to 289,635, the Turkish Health Ministry announced, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
Meanwhile, 48 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,999, according to the data shared by the ministry.
A total of 1,207 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 257,731 in Turkey since the outbreak.
The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 7.3 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 1,241 in the country.
Turkish health professionals conducted 98,326 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 8,423,463.
Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case on March 11.
Turkey and China have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19. Chinese doctors and medical experts held video conferences with Turkish counterparts to share China's experience in treating coronavirus patients, protecting medical workers, and controlling the spread of the virus.