Turkey reports 1,022 new COVID-19 cases, 151,615 in total


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ANKARA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Tuesday confirmed 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths in Turkey.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country has climbed to 151,615 while the death toll surged to 4,199, Koca tweeted.

Turkey conducted 25,382 tests for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests carried out to 1,675,517, he stated.

In addition, 112,895 patients have recovered from COVID-19 since the outbreak, while 882 are being treated at intensive care units and 455 intubated, according to the minister.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11. Enditem