Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 48 to total 3,689 and new confirmed cases rose by 1,848 to bring the country’s total to 135,569, Health Ministry data showed on May 8.
The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Turkey has risen by 59 in the last 24 hours to 3,520, Health Ministry data showed on May 5, as a slowdown in deaths and ICU patients continued. The overall number of cases rose by 1,832 to 129,491, the data showed.
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.
Turkey on April 29 confirmed 89 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 3,081. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 117,589.
Some 7,428 medical staff members in Turkey have been infected with coronavirus, which corresponds to 6.5 percent out of all cases, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 29. Koca also said that the outbreak has reached in its peak in Turkey, but warned that a second wave of infections might arise if measures are not abided by.
A recent survey has revealed that Turks are becoming more pessimistic about the outlook of the novel coronavirus crisis, as the percentage of citizens who say the epidemic will come to an end in a few months or by the end of summer is decreasing significantly. Some 74 percent of Turks say that the outbreak is currently the country's most important problem, whereas 42 percent of Turks believe that it will take longer than six months to bring the epidemic under control.
Turkey on April 28 confirmed 92 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 2,992. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 114,653.
President Erdoğan has said that the government has been working on a timeline for the country to go back to normal and this schedule will be announced to the public soon. “During yesterday's Cabinet meeting, we conducted the initial work regarding the timeline to normalize our country. After this work ripens a little more, we will also share this normalization schedule with our nation,” Erdoğan said.
The U.S. has thanked Turkey for donating a planeload of personal protective equipment in fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak. "As this delivery indicates, the U.S.-Turkey relationship is strong and one of our most important alliances," U.S. Ambassador to Turkey David Satterfield said.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 19 that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 86,306, surpassing the official figures announced by China and making the country with the seventh-highest total in the world. Koca said 127 more people have died, taking the death toll to 2,017.
Turkey on April 18 confirmed 121 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus outbreak over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,890. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 82,329 as 3,783 more people tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
A recent survey revealed that almost half of German companies functioning in Turkey are thinking about shrinking their operations. Almost 80 percent of these companies have negative predictions for Turkey's economy following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Turkey has about six months' supply of food and beverages to last through the COVID-19 pandemic, an industry representative said. Consumption has increased overall, and customers have started making pleasure purchases of beverages and snacks.
Turkey began releasing prisoners under tight security on April 15 after passing a bill on releasing thousands of convicts and arrestees to ease overcrowding in prisons in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A day earlier, Erdoğan praised the law over "meeting the expectations of the citizens at a higher rate regarding the manifestation of justice," despite criticism of it for leaving politicians and journalists out.
Turkey’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 107 to total 1,403 and new confirmed cases rose by 4,062 to bring the country’s total to 65,111, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on April 14. The minister said that Turkey has controlled the speed of the virus by applying a “filiation” method under which each patient's contact chain is identified, monitored and tested.