Turkey, coronavirus pandemic

Turkey records more than 2,000 coronavirus positives in 24 hours

This increase in positive cases of coronavirus in Turkey coincides with rumours on government announcing in days new measures.

Turkey registered a significant rebound in coronavirus cases, with more than 2,000 positives detected in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data on the COVID-19 pandemic released late Monday by the Ministry of Health of the Eurasian country, which indicate that the total number of cases accumulated to date since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 349,519 infected.

According to the latest official data, in the past 24 hours the cases skyrocketed to 2,026 positives in Turkey, while 1,424 patients were discharged after overcoming COVID-19, totalling 305,427 to date. Likewise, between Sunday and Monday there were another 75 deaths due to the pandemic, with the number of deaths from coronavirus in Turkey already rising to 9,371 people.

In addition, another 116,249 coronavirus detection tests were carried out in the last 24 hours in the country, already exceeding 12.5 million in total, which has placed Turkey as the 11th country that has carried out the most tests in the world. The Ministry of Health also reported that the number of patients in critical condition due to COVID-19 admitted to ICU is currently 1,447.

In statements made through his official Twitter account, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca again asked citizens to comply with security measures and use the mask to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This increase in positive cases of coronavirus in Turkey coincides with the information published in various media, according to which the government could announce new measures in the coming days to try to stop the infections.