ANKARA, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Monday reported 55,149 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,862 symptomatic patients, raising the total number in the country to 4,323,596, according to its health ministry.
The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 341 to 36,267, while the total recoveries climbed to 3,736,537 after 48,947 more recovered in the last 24 hours.
The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients stands at 2.9 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 3,319 in the country, said the ministry.
A total of 318,869 tests for coronavirus were conducted over the past day, taking the overall number in Turkey to 44,087,628.
Turkey started mass vaccination against COVID-19 on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. More than 12,328,000 people have been vaccinated so far.
Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11, 2020.