Turkey on Wednesday confirmed 115 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,518, according to aa.com
The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 69,392 as 4,281 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
So far, a total of 5,674 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, Koca said.
He also said 34,090 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 477,716.
Turkey is currently treating 1,820 patients in intensive care units, according to Koca.
Globally, the virus has infected over 2 million patients and has so far claimed over 129,000 lives, according to figures compiled by the U.S.' Johns Hopkins University.
More than half a million people have recovered.