Turkey reported more than 11, 394 new coronavirus cases on Friday

Turkey reported more than 11, 394 new coronavirus cases on Friday, but the number of new cases per day continues to decrease, the Turkish Health Ministry reported on Saturday.

The total including 1,102 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, according to the latest Health Ministry data at this writing.

Turkey's overall case tally is now over 5.09 million, while the death toll has reached 44,301, with 242 fatalities over the past day, the state-run Anadolu Ajansi reported on Saturday.

As many as 37,261 more patients won the battle against the virus, taking the total number of recoveries past 4.8 million, the report said.

More than 50.4 million coronavirus tests have been conducted to date, with over 203,000 new ones since Thursday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 2,670.

Turkey has administered over 25.6 million coronavirus jabs since launching a mass vaccination campaign on Jan. 14, according to official figures -- this covers about 13 percent of the population.

More than 14.8 million people have received their first dose, while 10.7 million have been fully vaccinated.

Turkey began a 17-day lockdown on April 29, which will last until May 17. The restrictions led to a drop in 80 of Turkey's provinces from May 1-7, according to the ministry statistics.