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More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Turkey Over 24 Hours – Health Minister

© REUTERS / KEMAL ASLANA protective face mask is placed on a mannequin at a souvenir shop, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020
A protective face mask is placed on a mannequin at a souvenir shop, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020 - Sputnik International
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - More than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 73 more deaths have been reported in Turkey over the past 24 hours, the country’s Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced on Sunday.

According to a graphic posted on Twitter by the health minister, the total number of cases reported in Turkey since the start of the outbreak is now 27,069, a rise of 3,135 from Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in the country currently stands at 574, according to Koca.

A total of 1,042 people in Turkey have recovered completely after contracting the disease, an increase of 256 in the previous 24 hours, the minister reported.

​The global toll of COVID-19 cases has now exceeded the one million threshold and the death toll is close to 63,000, according to the Sunday update from the World Health Organisation.

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