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Turkey confirms first coronavirus death, more than doubles cases to 98

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Turkey confirmed early on Wednesday its first death related to the coronavir1us and the country more than doubled its confirmed cases to 98, from 47 a day earlier.


Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told a press conference that an 89-year old died after contracting the virus from someone who had contact with China, the epicentre of the global outbreak.


Turkey diagnosed 51 more cases on Tuesday, he said.

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