Turkey's death toll rises to 277 with 15,679 cases

Covid-19 deaths in Turkey rose to 277 while the total number of cases reached 15,679, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Wednesday.

Koca’s remarks came during a press conference after the Science Council Meeting on COVID-19.

The health minister said 14,396 tests were conducted since the previous update on Tuesday afternoon and 2,148 returned positive.

This is a war regarding public health, Koca said.

Koca revealed provincial statistics for the first time, adding that as of today positive cases have been detected in all 81 provinces.

He said that 80 per cent of all fatalities are aged 60 or above.

The minister noted that 601 health personnel are among those infected.

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