Turkey coronavirus deaths pass 1,000: minister

By: AFP      Published: 10:48 PM, 10 Apr, 2020
Turkey coronavirus deaths pass 1,000: minister
Shepherd Adem Yıldız, wearing a protective mask against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, carries a lamb as others graze in the fields around the village of Karatas, 17kms from the Çankaya district of Ankara.–AFP

More than 1,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, according to the health minister Friday, as 4,747 new cases were recorded.

Fahrettin Koca shared the latest figures in an image on Twitter, showing 98 more people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the total death toll to 1,006. With the new cases of COVID-19, Turkey has officially recorded a total of 47,029 people with the virus.