OREANDA-NEWS  Turkey again broke the record for the number of people infected with the coronavirus - more than 44 thousand new cases of the COVID-19 virus were detected in the country per day. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Health of the country, which are published on the website.

According to the ministry, over the past day, 248,968 tests were done in the country, 44,756 cases of infection were detected, 179 people died from complications caused by the infection. The total number of deaths is 31,892, and the infected - 3.4 million. At the same time, more than three million people have recovered.

The previous anti-record was set a day earlier, when the daily increase in COVID-19 infections amounted to 42,308 cases.

On March 29, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the curfew will be tightened again in the country due to the increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 infection. The high risk zone includes Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir and most other provinces of Turkey.