Turkey's coronavirus death toll up seven to 44, with 343 new cases: minister

A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at Grand Bazaar, known as the Covered Bazaar, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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SULAIMANI — Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus increased by seven to 44 on Tuesday (March 24) as the number of confirmed cases rose by 343 to 1,872, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

He said on Twitter that 3,952 tests had been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to around 28,000.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)