According to him, the overall number of confirmed cases reached 34,109; over the last 24 hours, another 3,892 test results approved to be positive for Covid-19.
Koca added that 1,582 patients have recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals. 1,474 are in intensive care units.
The minister also admitted that the recovery rate in the country has improved significantly.
Previously, Turkey boosted the lockdown measures; those under 20 years old are banned to leave their houses. The entry and exit of vehicles is temporarily suspended in 30 cities and Zonguldak province.
"Turkey, which is ninth globally in coronavirus cases, has curbed much social movement, mostly sealed its borders and shuttered businesses. In the latest step, the defence ministry said it had set up a new unit to battle the spread of the disease. Troops deployed in Syria will now enter and exit operation areas only with the permission of the head of the army, the ministry said. “Thus, the movement of staff and troops is minimized, unless it is mandatory,” it added", reads the news piece.