June 23, 2020 / 5:07 PM / 11 days ago

Turkey's coronavirus death toll exceeds 5,000 - health minister

Women wearing protective face masks walk past by a shop, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Istanbul, Turkey June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s coronavirus death toll has reached 5,001, after 27 more people died in the previous 24 hours, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Tuesday.

Turkey said had conducted 42,982 more tests in the space of 24 hours, taking the total so far to over 3 million, Koca said on Twitter.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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