Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that the daily count of people suffering from the effects of coronavirus in Turkey had exceeded 50,000 as the daily death toll increased, bringing the total of people that have lost their lives to 1,101. There were more than 30,000 tests conducted for the disease on Saturday, April 11.
The minister also shared information via Twitter where he confirmed that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases had increased to 52,167 with more than 5,000 people testing positive in one day.
How many have recovered in Turkey
Of those hospitalised from the disease, 2,965 people have fully recovered and have been sent home from the hospital, whilst according to data, there are a further 1,626 patients that are currently undergoing treatment in intensive care.
According to records the rate of increase recorded stood as follows:
March 31st – 25%
April 1st – 15.9%
April 2nd – 15.7%
April 3rd – 15.4%
April 4th - 14.4%
April 5th – 13.1%
The decrease has offered hope and come as positive news to the millions of people that are currently complying with the advice from the Health ministry and other officials, which has seen them having to stay inside.
Where did the disease originate from?
COVID-19 originated in December 2019 from Wuhan in China and since then it has spread to at least 183 countries and regions all over the world, with the full force being felt in Europe as the epicentre.
To date, the pandemic has claimed the lives of over 109,600 people and left a further 1.7 million infected. It is not all doom and gloom though, as according with data collated and supplied from the Johns Hoskins University in America there are over 409,000 people who have recovered from the virus.
The future for Turkey
Turkey has put in place increased measures to try and stop the virus from spreading and these measures include a 24-hour curfew for all children and young adults under the age of 21. There is also a similar curfew that has been placed on those above the age of 65. Turkey is also providing free face masks for those who need them.
As of April 3, new measures were put into place and saw 31 of the 81 provinces in Turkey on full lockdown where people cannot leave these cities. Included in this quarantine are the most populated provinces Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul. There are new measures being introduced daily and various districts are putting their own additional precautions into place. Istanbul and Ankara are not allowing anyone to use public transport unless they are wearing a mask.
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