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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey surges to 2,433 - report

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey surges to 2,433 - report Image by andy johnston.

ANKARA (Turkey), March 26 (SeeNews) - The number of coronavirus cases in Turkey jumped to 2,433, as the death toll from the infection reached 59, health minister Fahrettin Koca said, as quoted by local media. 

Over the last 24 hours, 561 new patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 and 15 patients have succumbed to the disease, Sabah daily quoted Koca as saying on Wednesday.

Turkey has tested almost 28,000 citizens so far. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country is monitoring a further 53,000 people at their homes and 8,554 others in hospitals, the report reads. 

A number of patients are recovering from the novel coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday, adding that the ministry would unveil details on recovery rates in the coming days.

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