Turkey's new coronavirus cases up to highest since June

FILE PHOTO: Medical workers of the Bakirkoy District Health Directorate wearing protective suits leave a building during an antibody testing program following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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SULAIMANI — Turkey’s new coronavirus cases rose to their highest since June at 1,256, with 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter on Saturday (August 15).

The country has seen cases edge higher in recent weeks and has now recorded a total of 278,117, with 5,955 deaths. Turkey lifted a partial lockdown on June 1 and plans to re-open schools next month.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)