By Cuneyt Karadag

BERLIN (AA) – Two more Turkish nationals died in Germany from the novel coronavirus pandemic, local authorities said Thursday.

The deceased were a male, 86, identified as N.C., who lived near Munster in western Germany; and a woman, 73, identified as initials Y.P., who lived near Stuttgart.

N.C died Sunday but he was buried Thursday because of the risk of infection.

Y.P had chronic kidney failure.

Total number of Turkish nationals who have died in Germany from the virus known as COVID-19 now stands at five.

The number of cases in Germany climbed to 39,502 Thursday while

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