Coronavirus: Turkey reports record daily COVID-19 death toll of 254

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Turkey’s coronavirus-related deaths rose to a new daily record of 254 on Monday even as new infections dipped for a sixth straight day to near 3,400, Health Ministry data showed.

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The percentage of positive tests jumped above 4 percent for the first time in more than a month, according to the official data. Daily testing rebounded to nearly 200,000 on Monday after falling over the previous two days.

Turkey has adopted curfews and shuttered restaurant dining to curb a spike in COVID-19 cases. On Sunday it temporarily suspended flights from Britain and other countries over a new strain of the virus.

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