Turkey reports record daily COVID-19 death toll of 259

Turkey reports record daily COVID-19 death toll of 259
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2020

Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rose by 259 in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 18,861, APA reports citing Reuters.

Turkey also recorded 19,650 new coronavirus cases, including asymptomatic ones, in the last 24 hours. Total cases since March, when the first COVID-19 case was identified in Turkey, stood at 2,082,610, the data showed.

The government has imposed full weekend lockdowns and weekday curfews to curb daily infections. The highest daily number of new cases was reported on Dec. 8 at 33,198. 

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