Turkey: First coronavirus-related death confirmed – Number of outbreaks surges to 98

Turkey: First coronavirus-related death confirmed – Number of outbreaks surges to 98

Turkey has reported its first death from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

“For the first time in my fight against the coronavirus pandemic, I lost a patient today. He was 89 years old; he got infected from a Chinese official with whom he came in contact”, the Turkish Health Minister announced.

According to Fahrettin Koca, the total number of COVID-19 patients has climbed to 98, with 51 new cases.

The Minister of Health called on all citizens to take strict precautions. “Let’s organize our lives according to these circumstances”, Koca concluded. /ibna