Turkey's coronavirus deaths rise by 254 - ministry - Metro US

Turkey’s coronavirus deaths rise by 254 – ministry

Police and security personnel stand guard outside the Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rose by 254 in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths to 19,115.

Turkey also recorded 18,102 new coronavirus cases, including asymptomatic ones, in the last 24 hours, the data showed. Total cases since the beginning of the pandemic stood at 2,100,712, it showed.

For four months, Ankara only reported daily symptomatic cases, but since Nov. 25 it has reported all cases. Ankara has imposed full weekend lockdowns and weekday curfews to curb the number of daily infections.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu)

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