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The Financial Express

COVID-19 cases in Turkey climb to 7,402 with 108 deaths

Published: March 29, 2020 12:15:44 | Updated: March 29, 2020 18:54:33


People wear protective face masks due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas People wear protective face masks due to coronavirus concerns in Istanbul, Turkey March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

In the past 24 hours in Turkey, 16 more people lost their lives due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 108, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday night.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases rose to 7,402 in Turkey, the minister tweeted.

A total of 7,641 tests were performed on Saturday and 1,704 were diagnosed, Xinhua reported citing the minister.

Turkey reported the first COVID-19 case in the country on March 11.

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