Turkey’s Health Ministry releases COVID-19 breakdown by patient region, age, gender for the first time
Turkey's Health Ministry has for the first time given a breakdown of the region, age and gender of patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19. The ministry said in its report that Istanbul has registered over half of the cases, with 108,749 patients during the period of March 11 - June 28. The report came as Turkey registered 1,186 new infections and 17 new fatalities on July 2.
Istanbul accounts for nearly 54 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in Turkey, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on July 1. The age group with the highest number of cases recorded nationwide is 25 to 45 years, Koca also said. The minister's comments came as Turkey identified more than 200,000 coronavirus cases with 1,192 new cases diagnosed in the previous 24 hours.
Turkey’s health minister warns against crowded military service send-off celebrations amid spike in virus cases
Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has once again said that society is not careful enough in complying with the coronavirus measures, giving the example of crowded send-off celebrations held for newly recruited soldiers. “Who would want their friend to start their national service having been diagnosed positive [for COVID-19]?” Koca wrote on Twitter, as Turkey registered 16 new deaths and 1,293 new infections from the virus on June 30.
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that society is failing in fully abiding by the measures taken to contain the spread of the novel coroavirus. "We are not determined enough in decreasing the case numbers and not careful enough in the measures," Koca wrote on Twitter, as Turkey registered 18 new deaths and 1,374 new infections from the virus.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on June 28 that society wasn't careful enough in its fight against COVID-19. Noting that the number of new cases each day was on a slow decrease, the minister said the country wasn't fast enough in controlling the spread of the virus. Turkey
Turkey's death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 5,065, as it reported 19 new fatalities, Health Ministry data showed on June 26. According to test results, the total number of COVID-19 cases nationwide reached 194,511 with 1,396 new infections.
Turkish health minister urges citizens not to flout measures as country registers 1,458 new virus cases
Turkey’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 21 as the country registered 1,458 new cases on June 25, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. "The number of new cases shows that precautions are decreasing. The number of cases in the world is on the rise. Let's give some good news from Turkey," Koca said.
Turkish health minister says no further restrictions on agenda as country registers 1,492 new infections
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin has said that the Coronavirus Science Committee currently has no plans to suggest nationwide restrictions to contain the virus, as the country registered 1,492 new infections. Amid a recent spike in infection figures, the minister also said that the country is not currently experiencing the second wave of the virus.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 27 as the country registered 1,268 new cases on June 23. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca once again urged citizens to abide by measures, saying: “For a more normal life, we must bring down the number of cases by abiding by the measures.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 24 as the country registered 1,212 new cases on June 22. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca once again urged citizens to abide by measures, saying: "We must bring down the number of cases through the measures we take."
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 23 as the country registered 1,214 new cases on June 19. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the country's biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, registered their lowest number of daily virus cases in the past week.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 21 as the country registered 1,304 new cases on June 18. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca once again urged citizens to abide by the measures, saying: "The negligence of one person concerns all of us."
Turkey's COVID-19 Science Committee urged citizens to continue to follow preventative measures as the number of daily COVID-19 diagnoses has been on the rise since the start of the "normalization" process. The northern province of Gümüşhane has the highest fatality rate in Turkey with 12.4 percent, while the southeastern border town of Kilis has the lowest with 0.33 percent.
Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said that the Coronavirus Science Committee has not discussed the possibility of the resumption of curfews amid the resurgence of the COVID-19 cases. "In the upcoming period, we are not thinking of a situation like a curfew. This did not come up at the Coronavirus Science Committee,” he said.
Turkey on June 16 confirmed 1,467 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total tally to 181,298. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that "some regions and group behaviors" were responsible from the recent rise in infection figures.