Six more lawmakers in Turkey have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the infection tally among deputies to 11, Turkish media outlets reported on July 28.
With the latest infections, the number of COVID-19 cases among the parliamentary staff increased to 43.
The newly diagnosed six lawmakers have been placed under quarantine at the Ankara City Hospital, media outlets said, without disclosing the identities of the MPs.
Of the 11 lawmakers, four have already completed their treatment, whereas seven are currently under surveillance.
Meanwhile, Muhammet Emin Akbaşoğlu, the group deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), remains in intensive care with coronavirus, media outlets said.
Turkey’s daily death toll from COVID-19 dropped to 15 after one month, the country’s health minister said on July 28.
The country’s total number of fatalities from the disease rose to 5,645, with latest additions over the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
Citing the Health Ministry data, Koca said that a total of 963 people contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 227,982.