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Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 109 to total 2,600 and new confirmed cases rose by 3,122 to bring the country’s total to 104,912, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 24.

So far, a total of 21,737 patients have been discharged from medical care after recovering from the virus, with 3,246 discharged on April 24 alone, the data showed. The number of tests carried out in the past 24 hours was 38,351, according to official figures.

“The number of patients who have been discharged within the last 24 hours corresponds to 15 percent of all the patients who have recovered so far,” Koca wrote on Twitter.

As part of tightened measures to contain the virus, Turkey’s major 31 provinces are currently under a four-day curfew that started on April 23 and ends on April 26, at midnight.

The country has already imposed lockdowns over the past two weekends, but the third consecutive lockdown is longer this time due to the April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

During the week, the stay-at-home order only applies to those under the age of 20 or over 65. All other citizens are in theory allowed to go out, although authorities urge to them to stay at home if possible.

The government has been signaling that a shift to gradual normalization might take place after the Eid al-Fitr at the end of May.