Turkey logs 52,676 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

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/File Photo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey recorded 52,676 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Monday, after touching an all-time high over the weekend.

Speaking in a news conference, Koca also said 85% of the new COVID-19 cases are diagnosed with the variant first identified in Britain.

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