Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 48 to total 4,055 and new confirmed cases rose by 1,708 to bring the country’s total to 146,457, Health Ministry data showed on May 15.
Turkey on April 30 confirmed 93 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 3,174. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 120,204.
Nergis Demirkaya reports: According to Tevfiz Özlü from the Health Ministry's Science Committee, there is reason to be optimistic in Turkey for soon reaching a threshold when we could see a decline in number of the coronavirus cases. A scientific committee from the main opposition CHP came up with similar evaluations noting that the plateau of cases and deaths could start on April 27.
One positive outcome, if we can call it that, of the pandemic is that many of us have begun learning new skills. Bread has become the classic example. Yet certain habits are more difficult to satisfy at home. For many friends I know, drinking rakı at a meyhane is one of those experiences that they have missed the most.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 115 to total 2,491 and new confirmed cases rose by 3,116 to bring the country’s total to 101,790, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 23.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 125 to total 1,643 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,801 to bring the country’s total to 74,193, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 16.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 115 to total 1,518 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,281 to bring the country’s total to 69,392, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 15.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 97 to total 1,198 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,789 to bring the country’s total to 56,956, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 12. Turkey is currently treating 1,665 patients in intensive care units.
HDP deputy Zeynel Özen said that Istanbul registered more deaths than usual at this time of year and the excess is higher than the number confirmed to have died from the coronavirus. The deputy submitted a parliamentary question regarding this issue and asked Health Minister Fahrettin Koca to clarify this discrepancy.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 75 to total 649 and new confirmed cases rose by 3,148 to bring the country’s total to 30,217, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 6.
The nationwide coronavirus donation campaign launched by President Tayyip Erdoğan and the block placed by the Ministry of Interior over municipalities of Istanbul and Ankara in order to prevent them from holding separate donation campaigns are among salient items of this week's episode. Duvar English's editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki look for answers to why the Turkish government still persists in not calling a total lockdown in major cities, especially in Istanbul.
Turkey’s deaths from the coronavirus increased by 69 to 425 on April 3, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 2,786 to 20,921, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The number of newly infected people from a single coronavirus case is 16 on average in Istanbul, Koca said, adding that the "mobility of the young population is one of our weakest points."
Turkey’s deaths from the coronavirus increased by 79 to 356 on April 2, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 2,456 to 18,135, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Koca said that 18,757 tests had been conducted on April 2, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to 125,556 since the outbreak began.
As the country that has suffered the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus epidemic, Italy is frequently used to compare the situation of other countries. Italian statistics experts talking to the BBC's Turkish service said that comparing Italy and Turkey is like comparing apples and oranges as the progression curve of the virus is not shaping out the same way in two countries.
A member of Turkish Health Ministry's Coronavirus Science Committee has said that the epidemic will linger longer than just a few months and urged a curfew to be declared in provinces that have been hit by the virus the most.