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Turkey reports 11,770 coronavirus cases

Turkey reports 11,770 coronavirus cases

Turkey reported 11,770 COVID-19 cases and 64 people lost their lives as a result of the virus in the past 24 hours, while the health minister announced COVID-19 infection rates on a provincial basis between Feb. 27 and March 5 as part of a new weekly initiative on Saturday.

“The high-risk provinces should be more cautious to reduce their risk. Normalization should be realized in a controlled manner,” Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the statistics.

The number of cases per 100,000 people is around 112 in the metropolis Istanbul, 55 in the capital Ankara, and 66 in the western Izmir province.

According to the data, Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun has the highest number of cases with 348 cases per 100,000 people.

The southeastern Şırnak, Batman, Mardin, Siirt, and Hakkari provinces have the lowest numbers of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people.