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Turkey’s daily COVID-19 deaths hit a record high of 161 – ministry

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Istanbul

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s daily death toll from the coronavirus hit a record high of 161 on Tuesday, according to data from the Health Ministry, after the country introduced nationwide measures last week amid a surge in cases.

The data showed 7,381 new COVID-19 patients were recorded in the country, while the overall death toll rose to 12,672. Since July, Ankara has only reported symptomatic COVID-19 patients, a move critics say hides the true scale of the outbreak.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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