ANKARA

Turkey on Monday confirmed 98 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,296.

The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 61,049 as 4,093 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the ministry’s link for daily updates of coronavirus figures.

So far, a total of 3,957 have recovered and been discharged from hospital, Koca said.

He also stressed that 34,456 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests hitting 410,556.

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