Turkey logs 15,503 new coronavirus cases, highest this year

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks stroll at Eminonu district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has recorded 15,503 new coronavirus cases in the space of 24 hours, the highest daily rise this year, data from the health ministry showed on Monday.

A total of 2,894,893 COVID-19 cases have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.

Monday’s data showed 63 people had died due to COVID-19 in the space of 24 hours, raising the cumulative death toll to 29,552.

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