Turkey’s coronavirus death toll rises to 2,491 as cases surpass 100,000
Turkey’s Ministry of Health confirmed the latest coronavirus numbers on Twitter on Thursday.
The total number of registered coronavirus cases rose to 101,790, as 3,116 more people tested positive for the virus.
115 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total death toll to 2,491.
So far, a total of 18,491 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, with 2,014 discharged on Thursday alone, the ministry added.
A total of 40,962 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, with the total reaching 791,906.
Figures show Turkey brought spread of virus under control, minister says
Turkey is making progress in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak with each passing day and the numbers show that the spread of the virus has been brought under control, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Wednesday, echoing a sentiment that has been voiced by many government officials for the past few days as Turkey’s new coronavirus cases appeared to have flatlined.
Koca said the rate of COVID-19 patients developing pneumonia during their sickness has fallen from 60% to 12% due to the successful treatment regimen Turkey followed.
Why is the coronavirus fatality rate low in Turkey?
Turkey’s healthcare system is putting up a brave fight against the novel coronavirus, trying its best to keep the number of deaths as low as possible, and succeeding so far.
This article from TRTWORLD takes a look at what has helped Turkey in keeping the coronavirus death toll low so far.
Pandemic fails to change some Ramadan traditions in Turkey
Turkey is going through unique times with millions at home and a curfew in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like everything else, the pandemic affects the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as well, forcing people to cancel mass iftar dinners and congregational tarawih prayers in the evenings.
Yet, there are a few customs and people undeterred by the pandemic. Sure, they have to change their ways but drummers and mahyas, illuminated messages hanging between minarets, are here to stay.
Animal-to-human infection rumors cost pets their homes in Turkey
Just like the coronavirus, rumors spread fast. More and more people are abandoning their pets based on unproven claims that the virus can spread to human beings from animals.
Professor Murat Arslan, head of the Istanbul Chamber of Veterinarians, said they received a barrage of reports of abandoned animals. “People abandon cats, dogs, even their birds while there is no scientific evidence that they can infect humans,” he told Demirören News Agency (DHA) on Friday.
All about Ramazan
The holy month of Ramazan starts this evening. In these extraordinary times, government measures have been put in place to continue to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Whilst these measures are in place during this year’s Ramazan, the principles of this holy month remain the same. Devout muslims all over Turkey, and the world, will still be honoring this pillar of the Muslim faith …from their homes.
You can read “All about Ramazan” and the measures taken here: https://www.fethiyetimes.com/magazine/26559-all-about-ramazan.html
There are now 2,760,442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, of which 762,784 have recovered. The number of fatalities stands at 193,148.