COVID-19 in Turkey, June

Turkey // 30 June, 2020

At least 198,613 cases and 5,115 deaths: Outbreak

For more information and daily updates, see the Ministry of Health's dedicated website on COVID-19.

30 June: 1,374 new cases, 18 deaths and 1,214 recoveries were reported on 29 June. The total number of confirmed cases in the country is at 198,613 of which 171,809 have recovered. Over 5,000 fatalities have been recorded. Since 10 March, more than 3.03 million tests have been carried out in the country of which 6.28 percent have tested positive.

24 June: 1,268 new cases, 27 deaths and 1,315 recoveries were reported on 23 June. Since 10 March, more than 3.03 million tests have been carried out in the country of which 6.28 percent have tested positive.

19 June: 1,304 new cases, 21 deaths and 1,382 recoveries were recorded on 18 June. An increase in cases has been observed in recent days after several restrictions were lifted. Authorities have made wearing of masks compulsory in the major cities including Istanbul and Ankara. According to media reports, country is unlikely to have a lockdown again to curb the rising number of cases.

16 June:
Daily case count has risen again with 1,592 new cases, 947 recoveries and 18 deaths reported on 15 June. This increase follows easing of several restrictions in early June. With this the total number of cases in Turkey is at around 180,000 of which more than 152,000 have recovered.

11 June: 922 new cases and 17 deaths were recorded on 10 June. According to media reports, stay-at-home order for those under 18 years was lifted on 10 June on condition that they the children are accompanied by parents. People over 65 years are also now allowed to be outside between 10 am and 8 pm. From 1 July, cinemas, theatres and weddings halls are expected to reopen.

5 June: 988 new cases, 21 deaths and 926 recoveries were reported on 4 June. A two day weekend curfew starting midnight on 5 June will be implemented in 15 cities including Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Balikesir, Bursa, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van and Zonguldak. Essential services such as grocery stores will continue to operate amidst the lockdown though for limited hours.

2 June: On 1 June, 827 new cases, 974 recoveries and 23 deaths were reported. More than 2,070,000 tests have been conducted in the country of which 164,769 have tested positive. Around 129,000 patients have recovered. More than 4,500 fatalities have been recorded. There are currently 651 patients in ICU and 283 on ventilator support. A number of restrictions were lifted across the country yesterday including reopening of restaurants, cafes and other public facilities such as parks, beaches, swimming pools, gyms, libraries and museums. Daycare centres and kindergarten centres have also reopened though movement restrictions for age groups above 65 and below 18 years are expected to continue. International flights remain suspended till 10 June.





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