Turkey confirms first coronavirus death, more than doubles cases to 98
ANKARA – Turkey confirmed late on Tuesday its first death related to the coronavirus and the country more than doubled its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a day earlier.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told a press conference that an 89-year old died after contracting the virus from someone who had contact with China, the epicentre of the global outbreak.
Turkey diagnosed 51 more cases on Tuesday, he said.
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