Turkey releases weekly provincial virus statistics

Turkey releases weekly provincial virus statistics
Date: 4.4.2021 14:00

Turkey's health minister announced on April 3 weekly coronavirus infection rates across 81 provinces.

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Sharing data between March 27 and April 2 on Twitter, Fahrettin Koca wrote: “It is in our hands to turn the situation in our favor.”
The number of cases per 100,000 people was 591 in the metropolis Istanbul, up from 401 in the previous week, 272 in the capital Ankara, up from 184, and 218 in the western Izmir province over 156 last week.
According to data, Black Sea province of Samsun continued to have the highest weekly case total with 678 per 100,000 people.
The southeastern provinces of Şırnak, Hakkari, Şanlıurfa, Bitlis, and the eastern province of Van had the lowest COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people between the given dates, with Şırnakhaving just 23.
In the face of rising case and fatality numbers, Turkey announced the return of weekend curfews in high-risk areas, as well as other restrictions, in addition to special measures for the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


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