June 13, 2020 / 6:04 PM / 2 months ago

Daily Turkish coronavirus cases rise to 1,459

FILE PHOTO: A security employee wearing a thermal imaging VF helmet monitors passengers as they wait for to board an Anadolujet flight to Stuttgart, Germany at Sabiha Gokcen Airport during the first day of resumed international flights that were halted amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus cases in Turkey rose to 1,459 in the last 24 hours from 1,195 a day earlier, Health Ministry data showed on Saturday, increasing after travel restrictions were lifted and facilities reopened at the start of the month.

The daily number of cases had previously been below 1,000 since late May. In the last 24 hours, 14 people died, bringing total fatalities to 4,792, the ministry data showed.

There have been a total 176,677 cases of COVID-19 in Turkey.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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