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Number of coronavirus cases hits 10,827, death toll at 168: Turkish health minister

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Turkey’s confirmed cases of coronavirus increased to 10,827 with the addition of 1,610 new cases on Monday, and the death toll rose to 168 from 131, according to a chart posted by the health minister on Twitter.

In the last 24 hours 11,535 test results were obtained, according to a chart posted by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

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

Experts say the exponential increase in the number of cases poses a great danger to the Turkish public.

There are claims that the number of COVID-19 cases is actually higher than what is officially announced as many cases go unnoticed because tests are not widely performed.

First seen in the Chinese city of Wuhan, COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, infecting more than 750,000 people worldwide and killing more than 36,000.

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