Coronavirus: Turkey confirms 359 cases, death toll at four people

Municipality workers in protective suits disinfect entrance of Taksim metro station in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020. (Reuters)

The death toll in Turkey due to the coronavirus rose to four, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said late on Thursday, adding there was a total of 359 confirmed cases in the country.

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The number of confirmed cases was 191 on Wednesday. Koca said 1,981 tests had been conducted in the past 24 hours, 168 of which came back positive.

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