The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged to 7,402, as 1,704 more people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca announced on Twitter.
A total of 70 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals since the beginning of the outbreak, according to the announced data, which said 445 patients were being treated at intensive care units.
Also, 7,641 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours and the number of overall tests carried out so far stood at 55,464.
After first appearing in Wuhan, China in December, the virus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
More than 620,400 cases have been reported worldwide, with the death toll exceeding 28,700 and more than 135,700 recoveries.