ANKARA (Sputnik) - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Turkey has increased over the past 24 hours by 1,212 to 244,392, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
The death toll has risen by 18 to 5,891, Koca said on Twitter.
The day before, he reported 1,183 new coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths.
"Today, 1,212 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, the overall number of those infected totals 244,392. The death toll rose by 18 to 5,891. The number of recoveries increased by 934 patients today to 227,089," Koca said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March.
According to the WHO, the global coronavirus death toll has surpassed 737,000 people, with the number of cases worldwide exceeding 20.1 million.