ANKARA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 927 on Sunday, while the total diagnosed cases climbed to 226,100, said Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.
Meanwhile, 17 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,613, Koca tweeted.
Turkish health professionals conducted 40,016 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 4,572,688, he said.
A total of 1,010 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 209,487 in Turkey since the outbreak, said Koca, noting that 1,249 patients are being treated in the intensive care units and 387 are intubated.
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.