Turkey's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 168, as Total Cases Nears 11,000, Health Minister Says

The country has conducted nearly 77,000 tests since the start of the outbreak

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A worker wearing protective clothing disinfects historical Fatih Mosque, in Istanbul, Saturday, March 14, 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus
A worker wearing protective clothing disinfects historical Fatih Mosque, in Istanbul, Saturday, March 14, 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus.Credit: Emrah Gurel,AP
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Turkey's deaths from the new coronavirus increased by 37 to 168 on Monday, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,610 to 10,827, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

Some 162 patients have recovered so far.

The minister added on Twitter that 11,535 tests had been conducted on Monday - the highest since the start of the outbreak - bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to 76,981 since the outbreak began.

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