Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises to 1,101 - minister


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  • Sunday, 12 Apr 2020

A general view shows the deserted Istiklal Street during a two-day curfew which was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, April 11, 2020. REUTERS//Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Turkey rose by 5,138 in the last 24 hours and 95 more people have died, taking the nationwide death toll from the pandemic to 1,101, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday.

Turkey's total confirmed cases stood at 52,167, he added.

The number of recovered cases stood at 2,965, with 542 recoveries in the last 24 hours, and the number of tests carried out in that time was 33,170, Koca said on Twitter.

(Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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