Osman Bilgin, the governor of Turkey's northwestern province of Kırklareli, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Bilgin will be kept under quarantine for 14 days at his official residence.
A statement was released regarding the issue by the governor's office.
“Our Governor Osman Bilgin's coronavirus (Covid-19) test, which was conducted on March 31, 2020, came back positive,” the governor's office said.
The health ministry data showed that Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak increased by 46 to 214 on March 31, while the number of confirmed cases of the disease rose by 2,704 to 13,531.
Some 243 patients have recovered from the virus so far.
The ministry also said 15,422 tests had been conducted on March 31 – the highest since the start of the outbreak – bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to 92,403 since the outbreak began.Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises to 214, with 13,531 total cases