As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, Turkey has been reporting daily fatalities below 20, while new cases remain below 1,000. The Health Ministry also announced there are no patients in critical condition in 21 out of 81 provinces.
Turkey’s coronavirus death toll increased to 5,630 with 17 new fatalities, while recoveries increased to 210,469 as 982 more patients recuperated from COVID-19, with 21 provinces reporting no patients in intensive care units.
Announcing the country’s daily coronavirus figures on Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 919 new infections were found in 45,283 tests carried out in the past 24 hours as of Monday, bringing the country’s total number of coronavirus cases to 227,019. Koca said the number of patients in intensive care units increased in the last three days in Istanbul, the capital Ankara, central Konya, southern Gaziantep and eastern Diyarbakır provinces.
“In 21 provinces, we have not had any intensive care patients in the last three days,” he said, adding the smallest increases in the number of patients in intensive care units were registered in central Sivas, southwestern Isparta and Muğla, western Balıkesir and northeastern Bayburt provinces.
Since the normalization process started in June, Turkey has seen fewer drops in the number of new cases, with daily tolls mostly in the thousands. Although there has been no major increase in the number of new cases or deaths, with thousands of people recovering each day, the country recently accelerated efforts to bring the situation under control.