Turkey, coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus cases in Turkey drop for second day

For second consecutive day, new cases of coronavirus in Turkey have fallen. The number of positive cases of the virus is currently less than 13,000 and continues to drop.

Turkey recorded a further decline in positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which for the second consecutive day fell below the 1,000 barrier with 947 new infections detected.

“The number of people who have recovered is greater than the number of new infections,” Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reported late Wednesday through a message on his official Twitter account. “This indicates that we have now taken prevention measures more seriously,” he added.

In his account on the social media, Koca also indicated that during the last three days, no new cases of coronavirus pneumonia had been detected in at least 6 of Turkey’s 81 provinces: Malatya, Trabzon, Kilis, Yalova, Bayburt and Ardahan.

Since de-escalation measures towards “new normal” were launched in Turkey on June 1 after the country began to limit most of its activities in March, the number of infections has been gradually decreasing, although in recent weeks it had remained above 1,000 daily positive cases.

Despite all, the number of deaths due to coronavirus in Turkey -totalling almost 216,000 positive cases of COVID-19 registered to date- has remained unusually low thanks to the strength of the Turkish health system, and barely exceeds 5,400 deaths, while the number of active cases today does not reach 13,000 and continues to decline.