Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises by 89 to 3,081
29 Apr 2020 – 19:27
The entrance of subway in Eminonu square is seen as surroundings remain quiet due to precautionary measures taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Istanbul, Turkey on April 29, 2020. Elif Öztürk – Anadolu
ISTANBUL: The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Turkey has risen by 89 in the last 24 hours to 3,081, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday, continuing a downward trend.
The total number of cases rose by 2,936 to 117,589, the data showed, the highest total outside Western Europe or the United States.
A total of 44,022 people have so far recovered from the new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The number of tests carried out in the past 24 hours was 43,498, higher than in previous days.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said earlier that the number of cases in the country has peaked and was starting to decline, adding that he did not expect a second wave if measures against the outbreak were followed. (Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Hugh Lawson)