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Turkey recorded 44,756 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on April 3, the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic.
Turkey currently ranks fifth globally for most daily cases based on a seven-day average, according to a Reuters tally.
İllerimizde 100.000 nüfusa karşılık gelen haftalık vaka sayısını gösteren insidans haritamızın güncel hali. Durumu lehimize çevirmek elimizde. pic.twitter.com/gQBktuyaJJ— Dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) April 3, 2021
Cases have surged since the government eased measures to curb the pandemic in early March, hitting new record highs over the past consecutive five days.
The highest number of cases were reported in Samsun, Istanbul, Yalova, Çanakkale and Giresun between March 27 and April 2, according to a map shared by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.
On March 29, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a tightening of measures, including the return of full nationwide weekend lockdowns for the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on April 13.
The total number of cases stands at 3.445 million as of April 3, the data showed. The latest daily death toll was 186, bringing the cumulative toll to 32,078.