Turkey identifies 1,693 new symptomatic cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours - ministry

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey's Health Ministry data on Thursday detected 1,693 new symptomatic coronaviral cases in the last 24 hours since the amount of symptoms continues to be registered in Ankara.

The overall number of patients grew from Thursday to 324,143, while the death toll dropped from 66 to 9,080.

An interview with Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca in Hurriyet every weekend led to reports that Ankara would begin to announce the number of people who screen for the novel coronavirus in positive fashion.

A Monday columnist 's explanation claimed that Koca 's statements that Ankara will share all promising cases only apply to cross-sectional research.

Koca told the Turkish authorities last month that only after doctors and politicians voiced outrage that the country had been underreported for months had Turkish coronavirus cases stated.

In order to harmonize data collection and action procedures, the WHO called after the Koca announcement for COVID-19 monitoring in compliance with WHO guidelines.

The WHO said Turkey separated all instances with optimistic signs independent with signs.

Turkey 's highest clinical organization and largest opposition group opposed just the amount of symptomatic patients that the government had agreed to report.

On Wednesday, President Tayyip Erdogan urged the Turkish Parliament to enact legislation to restrict the power of medical associations and other institutions which opposed his government's response to the pandemic of coronavirus.

(Ali Kucukgocmen's report; Hudson's editing)

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