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Turkey records nearly 45,000 COVID-19 cases as Omicron spreads – Metro US

Turkey records nearly 45,000 COVID-19 cases as Omicron spreads

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Turkey
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey recorded 44,869 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily figure since late April, health ministry data showed on Monday.

It also recorded 160 deaths due to COVID-19 in the same period.

Cases in Turkey have more than doubled in just over a week as the Omicron variant became dominant in the country.

(Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Chris Reese)

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