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Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases rise to 19,761 -ministry

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Nurses take care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an intensive care unit of the Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL, July 27 (Reuters) - Turkey's new coronavirus cases jumped to 19,761 on Tuesday, the highest since early May, from 16,809 a day earlier, according to health ministry data that also showed a daily death toll of 51 people.

Daily COVID-19 infections surged in recent weeks from a low of 4,418 on July 4 after all restrictions were lifted.

Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun Editing by Chris Reese

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