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Turkey’s COVID-19 cases climb to 12,381, highest since mid-May

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s new coronavirus cases jumped to 12,381 on Saturday, the highest level since mid-May and nearly triple the low that was hit in early July, according to health ministry data, which also showed 58 people died due to COVID-19.

Infections remain well down from a wave in April-May when new COVID-19 cases peaked above 60,000. They fell to 4,418 on July 4 in the wake of a stringent lockdown that ended in mid-May. Most of the last restrictions were lifted this month.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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