People wearing face masks are seen on a street in Istanbul, Turkey, on Aug. 5, 2020. Turkey reported 1,178 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 236,112, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Huseyin Aldemir/Xinhua)
ANKARA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Turkey reported 1,178 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 236,112, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Meanwhile, 19 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,784, Koca tweeted.
Turkish health professionals conducted 53,842 tests in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of tests to 5,027,308, he said.
A total of 1,015 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 219,506 in Turkey since the outbreak, Koca added.
The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 8.4 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 582, he stated.
Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case on March 1.
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.