Turkey reports 1st COVID-19 death as total confirmed cases rise to 98

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-18 05:53:12|Editor: zh
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Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks at a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, March 17, 2020. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Tuesday reported Turkey's first death from COVID-19, or novel coronavirus. He said the patient was an 89-year-old male who was infected with COVID-19 from his employee. Turkey detected 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 98. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

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