Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000 in Turkey, 4,747 new cases announced

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Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Turkey increased by 4,747 and 98 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll from the disease to 1,006, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday.

The total number of recoveries stood at 2,423, with 281 in the last 24 hours, and the number of tests conducted in that time period was 30,864, Koca said on Twitter, according to Reuters.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 47,029, he added.

The first case of coronavirus in Turkey was confirmed on March 11.

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