COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

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COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey
COVID-19 in Turkey - Cumulative positive cases per 100k residents.svg
7-day incidence rate per 100,000 residents by province, 12-18 June 2021
  <10
  10–30
  30–50
  50–70
  70–100
  ≥ 100
COVID-19 cumulative positive cases by province as of Dec 1.svg
Regions by number of confirmed cases as of 2 December 2020
  ≥100,000
  40,000–99,999
  30,000–39,999
  15,000–29,999
  5,000–14,999
  <5,000
COVID-19 deaths per million residents.svg
COVID-19 deaths per million residents as of 25 November 2020
  ≥ 200
  150–199
  100–149
  80–99
  50–79
  <49
New controlled normalization map of Turkey.svg
Risk map by provinces (20–26 March)
  Low
  Medium
  High
  Very high
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Turkey
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Index case Undisclosed [note 1]
Arrival date11 March 2020
(1 year, 10 months and 8 days)
Confirmed cases6,293,297 [1]
Recovered5,771,611 [1] [note 2]
Deaths
55,469 [1]
Fatality rate0.88%
Government website
Ministry of Health
covid19.tubitak.gov.tr
corona.cbddo.gov.tr

The COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey is part of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Contents

The first case in Turkey was recorded on 11 March, when a local returned home [note 1] from a trip to Europe. [4] The first death due to COVID-19 in the country occurred on 15 March. [4] Turkey stood out from the rest of Europe by not ordering a legal lockdown [note 3] [5] until April 2021, when the country enacted its first nationwide restrictions. [6] The government kept many businesses open, and allowed companies to set their own guidelines regarding workers. [5]

The resulting wave of infections never came close to overwhelming the Turkish health system, [5] which has the highest number of intensive care units [7] in the world at 46.5 beds per 100,000 people (compared to 9.6 in Greece, 11.6 in France, and 12.6 in Italy). As of 3 May 2021, Turkey's observed case-fatality rate stands at 0.84%, the 148th highest rate globally. [8] [9] This low case-fatality rate has generated various explanations including the relative rarity of nursing homes, [10] favorable demographics, [11] long legacy of contact tracing, [12] high number of intensive care units, [13] universal health care, [12] and a lockdown regime that led to a higher proportion of positive cases among working-age adults. [5] However, according to an August 2020 academic study by The International Journal of Health Planning and Management , the government of Turkey has been underreporting Covid-19 statistics. [14]

On 30 September 2020, Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca acknowledged that since 29 July, the reported number of cases was limited to symptomatic cases that required monitoring, which was met with rebuke by the Turkish Medical Association. [15] This practice ended on 25 November, when the ministry started to report asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases alongside symptomatic ones. [15]

Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. [15]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. [15]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Turkey  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases [lower-roman 1]         Asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases [lower-roman 2]
2020202020212021
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOct
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-11
1(n.a.)
2020-03-12
1(=)
2020-03-13
5(+4)
2020-03-14
6(+1)
2020-03-15
18(+12)1(n.a.)
2020-03-16
47(+29)1(=)
2020-03-17
98(+51)2(+1)
2020-03-18
191(+93)3(+1)
2020-03-19
359(+168)4(+1)
2020-03-20
670(+311)9(+5)
2020-03-21
947(+277)21(+12)
2020-03-22
1,236(+289)30(+9)
2020-03-23
1,529(+293)37(+7)
2020-03-24
1,872(+343)44(+7)
2020-03-25
2,433(+561)59(+15)
2020-03-26
3,629(+1,196)75(+16)
2020-03-27
5,698(+2,069)92(+17)
2020-03-28
7,402(+1,704)108(+16)
2020-03-29
9,217(+1,815)131(+23)
2020-03-30
10,827(+1,610)168(+37)
2020-03-31
13,531(+2,704)214(+46)
2020-04-01
15,679(+2,148)277(+63)
2020-04-02
18,135(+2,456)356(+79)
2020-04-03
20,921(+2,786)425(+69)
2020-04-04
23,934(+3,013)501(+76)
2020-04-05
27,069(+3,135)574(+73)
2020-04-06
30,217(+3,148)649(+75)
2020-04-07
34,109(+3,892)725(+76)
2020-04-08
38,226(+4,117)812(+87)
2020-04-09
42,282(+4,056)908(+96)
2020-04-10
47,029(+4,747)1,006(+98)
2020-04-11
52,167(+5,138)1,101(+95)
2020-04-12
56,956(+4,789)1,198(+97)
2020-04-13
61,049(+4,093)1,296(+98)
2020-04-14
65,111(+4,062)1,403(+107)
2020-04-15
69,392(+4,281)1,518(+115)
2020-04-16
74,193(+4,801)1,643(+125)
2020-04-17
78,546(+4,353)1,769(+126)
2020-04-18
82,329(+3,783)1,890(+121)
2020-04-19
86,306(+3,977)2,017(+127)
2020-04-20
90,980(+4,674)2,140(+123)
2020-04-21
95,591(+4,611)2,259(+119)
2020-04-22
98,674(+3,083)2,376(+117)
2020-04-23
101,790(+3,116)2,491(+115)
2020-04-24
104,912(+3,122)2,600(+109)
2020-04-25
107,773(+2,861)2,706(+106)
2020-04-26
110,130(+2,357)2,805(+99)
2020-04-27
112,261(+2,131)2,900(+95)
2020-04-28
114,653(+2,392)2,992(+92)
2020-04-29
117,589(+2,936)3,081(+89)
2020-04-30
120,204(+2,615)3,174(+93)
2020-05-01
122,392(+2,188)3,258(+84)
2020-05-02
124,375(+1,983)3,336(+78)
2020-05-03
126,045(+1,670)3,397(+61)
2020-05-04
127,659(+1,614)3,461(+64)
2020-05-05
129,491(+1,832)3,520(+59)
2020-05-06
131,744(+2,253)3,584(+64)
2020-05-07
133,721(+1,977)3,641(+57)
2020-05-08
135,569(+1,848)3,689(+48)
2020-05-09
137,115(+1,546)3,739(+50)
2020-05-10
138,657(+1,542)3,786(+47)
2020-05-11
139,771(+1,114)3,841(+55)
2020-05-12
141,475(+1,704)3,894(+53)
2020-05-13
143,114(+1,639)3,952(+58)
2020-05-14
144,749(+1,635)4,007(+55)
2020-05-15
146,457(+1,708)4,055(+48)
2020-05-16
148,067(+1,610)4,096(+41)
2020-05-17
149,435(+1,368)4,140(+44)
2020-05-18
150,593(+1,158)4,171(+31)
2020-05-19
151,615(+1,022)4,199(+28)
2020-05-20
152,587(+972)4,222(+23)
2020-05-21
153,548(+961)4,249(+27)
2020-05-22
154,500(+952)4,276(+27)
2020-05-23
155,686(+1,186)4,308(+32)
2020-05-24
156,827(+1,141)4,340(+32)
2020-05-25
157,814(+987)4,369(+29)
2020-05-26
158,762(+948)4,397(+28)
2020-05-27
159,797(+1,035)4,431(+34)
2020-05-28
160,979(+1,182)4,461(+30)
2020-05-29
162,120(+1,141)4,489(+28)
2020-05-30
163,103(+983)4,515(+26)
2020-05-31
163,942(+839)4,540(+25)
2020-06-01
164,769(+827)4,563(+23)
2020-06-02
165,555(+786)4,585(+22)
2020-06-03
166,422(+867)4,609(+24)
2020-06-04
167,410(+988)4,630(+21)
2020-06-05
168,340(+930)4,648(+18)
2020-06-06
169,218(+878)4,669(+21)
2020-06-07
170,132(+914)4,692(+23)
2020-06-08
171,121(+989)4,711(+19)
2020-06-09
172,114(+993)4,729(+18)
2020-06-10
173,036(+922)4,746(+17)
2020-06-11
174,023(+987)4,763(+17)
2020-06-12
175,218(+1,195)4,778(+15)
2020-06-13
176,677(+1,459)4,792(+14)
2020-06-14
178,239(+1,562)4,807(+15)
2020-06-15
179,831(+1,592)4,825(+18)
2020-06-16
181,298(+1,467)4,842(+17)
2020-06-17
182,727(+1,429)4,861(+19)
2020-06-18
184,031(+1,304)4,882(+21)
2020-06-19
185,245(+1,214)4,905(+23)
2020-06-20
186,493(+1,248)4,927(+22)
2020-06-21
187,685(+1,192)4,950(+23)
2020-06-22
188,897(+1,212)4,974(+24)
2020-06-23
190,165(+1,268)5,001(+27)
2020-06-24
191,657(+1,492)5,025(+24)
2020-06-25
193,115(+1,458)5,046(+21)
2020-06-26
194,511(+1,396)5,065(+19)
2020-06-27
195,883(+1,372)5,082(+17)
2020-06-28
197,239(+1,356)5,097(+15)
2020-06-29
198,613(+1,374)5,115(+18)
2020-06-30
199,906(+1,293)5,131(+16)
2020-07-01
201,098(+1,192)5,150(+19)
2020-07-02
202,284(+1,186)5,167(+17)
2020-07-03
203,456(+1,172)5,186(+19)
2020-07-04
204,610(+1,154)5,206(+20)
2020-07-05
205,758(+1,148)5,225(+19)
2020-07-06
206,844(+1,086)5,241(+16)
2020-07-07
207,897(+1,053)5,260(+19)
2020-07-08
208,938(+1,041)5,282(+22)
2020-07-09
209,962(+1,024)5,300(+18)
2020-07-10
210,965(+1,003)5,323(+23)
2020-07-11
211,981(+1,016)5,344(+21)
2020-07-12
212,993(+1,012)5,363(+19)
2020-07-13
214,001(+1,008)5,382(+19)
2020-07-14
214,993(+992)5,402(+20)
2020-07-15
215,940(+947)5,419(+17)
2020-07-16
216,873(+933)5,440(+21)
2020-07-17
217,799(+926)5,458(+18)
2020-07-18
218,717(+918)5,475(+17)
2020-07-19
219,641(+924)5,491(+16)
2020-07-20
220,572(+931)5,508(+17)
2020-07-21
221,500(+928)5,526(+18)
2020-07-22
222,402(+902)5,545(+19)
2020-07-23
223,315(+913)5,563(+18)
2020-07-24
224,252(+937)5,580(+17)
2020-07-25
225,173(+921)5,596(+16)
2020-07-26
226,100(+927)5,613(+17)
2020-07-27
227,019(+919)5,630(+17)
2020-07-28
227,982(+963)5,645(+15)
2020-07-29
228,924 [lower-roman 3] (+0.41%)5,659(+0.25%)
2020-07-30
229,891(+967)5,674(+15)
2020-07-31
230,873(+982)5,691(+17)
2020-08-01
231,869(+996)5,710(+19)
2020-08-02
232,856(+987)5,728(+18)
2020-08-03
233,851(+995)5,747(+19)
2020-08-04
234,934(+1,083)5,765(+18)
2020-08-05
236,112(+1,178)5,784(+19)
2020-08-06
237,265(+1,153)5,798(+14)
2020-08-07
238,450(+1,185)5,813(+15)
2020-08-08
239,622(+1,172)5,829(+16)
2020-08-09
240,804(+1,182)5,844(+15)
2020-08-10
241,997(+1,193)5,858(+14)
2020-08-11
243,180(+1,183)5,873(+15)
2020-08-12
244,392(+1,212)5,891(+18)
2020-08-13
245,635(+1,243)5,912(+21)
2020-08-14
246,861(+1,226)5,934(+22)
2020-08-15
248,117(+1,256)5,955(+21)
2020-08-16
249,309(+1,192)5,974(+19)
2020-08-17
250,542(+1,233)5,996(+22)
2020-08-18
251,805(+1,263)6,016(+20)
2020-08-19
253,108(+1,303)6,039(+23)
2020-08-20
254,520(+1,412)6,058(+19)
2020-08-21
255,723(+1,203)6,080(+22)
2020-08-22
257,032(+1,309)6,102(+22)
2020-08-23
258,249(+1,217)6,121(+19)
2020-08-24
259,692(+1,443)6,139(+18)
2020-08-25
261,194(+1,502)6,163(+24)
2020-08-26
262,507(+1,313)6,183(+20)
2020-08-27
263,998(+1,491)6,209(+26)
2020-08-28
265,515(+1,517)6,245(+36)
2020-08-29
267,064(+1,549)6,284(+39)
2020-08-30
268,546(+1,482)6,326(+42)
2020-08-31
270,133(+1,587)6,370(+44)
2020-09-01
271,705(+1,572)6,417(+47)
2020-09-02
273,301(+1,596)6,462(+45)
2020-09-03
274,943(+1,642)6,511(+49)
2020-09-04
276,555(+1,612)6,564(+53)
2020-09-05
278,228(+1,673)6,620(+56)
2020-09-06
279,806(+1,578)6,673(+53)
2020-09-07
281,509(+1,703)6,730(+57)
2020-09-08
283,270(+1,761)6,782(+52)
2020-09-09
284,943(+1,673)6,837(+55)
2020-09-10
286,455(+1,512)6,895(+58)
2020-09-11
288,126(+1,671)6,951(+56)
2020-09-12
289,635(+1,509)6,999(+48)
2020-09-13
291,162(+1,527)7,056(+57)
2020-09-14
292,878(+1,716)7,119(+63)
2020-09-15
294,620(+1,742)7,186(+67)
2020-09-16
296,391(+1,771)7,249(+63)
2020-09-17
298,039(+1,648)7,315(+66)
2020-09-18
299,810(+1,771)7,377(+62)
2020-09-19
301,348(+1,538)7,445(+68)
2020-09-20
302,867(+1,519)7,506(+61)
2020-09-21
304,610(+1,743)7,574(+68)
2020-09-22
306,302(+1,692)7,639(+65)
2020-09-23
308,069(+1,767)7,711(+72)
2020-09-24
309,790(+1,721)7,785(+74)
2020-09-25
311,455(+1,665)7,858(+73)
2020-09-26
312,966(+1,511)7,929(+71)
2020-09-27
314,433(+1,467)7,997(+68)
2020-09-28
315,845(+1,412)8,062(+65)
2020-09-29
317,272(+1,427)8,130(+68)
2020-09-30
318,663(+1,391)8,195(+65)
2020-10-01
320,070(+1,407)8,262(+67)
2020-10-02
321,512(+1,442)8,325(+63)
2020-10-03
323,014(+1,502)8,384(+59)
2020-10-04
324,443(+1,429)8,441(+57)
2020-10-05
326,046(+1,603)8,498(+57)
2020-10-06
327,557(+1,511)8,553(+55)
2020-10-07
329,138(+1,581)8,609(+56)
2020-10-08
330,753(+1,615)8,667(+58)
2020-10-09
332,382(+1,629)8,722(+55)
2020-10-10
334,031(+1,649)8,778(+56)
2020-10-11
335,533(+1,502)8,837(+59)
2020-10-12
337,147(+1,614)8,895(+58)
2020-10-13
338,779(+1,632)8,957(+62)
2020-10-14
340,450(+1,671)9,014(+57)
2020-10-15
342,143(+1,693)9,080(+66)
2020-10-16
343,955(+1,812)9,153(+73)
2020-10-17
345,678(+1,723)9,224(+71)
2020-10-18
347,493(+1,815)9,296(+72)
2020-10-19
349,519(+2,026)9,371(+75)
2020-10-20
351,413(+1,894)9,445(+74)
2020-10-21
353,426(+2,013)9,513(+68)
2020-10-22
355,528(+2,102)9,584(+71)
2020-10-23
357,693(+2,165)9,658(+74)
2020-10-24
359,784(+2,091)9,727(+69)
2020-10-25
361,801(+2,017)9,799(+72)
2020-10-26
363,999(+2,198)9,874(+75)
2020-10-27
366,208(+2,209)9,950(+76)
2020-10-28
368,513(+2,305)10,027(+77)
2020-10-29
370,832(+2,319)10,099(+72)
2020-10-30
373,154(+2,322)10,177(+78)
2020-10-31
375,367(+2,213)10,252(+75)
2020-11-01
377,473(+2,106)10,326(+74)
2020-11-02
379,775(+2,302)10,402(+76)
2020-11-03
382,118(+2,343)10,481(+79)
2020-11-04
384,509(+2,391)10,558(+77)
2020-11-05
386,820(+2,311)10,639(+81)
2020-11-06
389,256(+2,436)10,722(+83)
2020-11-07
391,739(+2,483)10,803(+81)
2020-11-08
395,255(+3,516)10,887(+84)
2020-11-09
396,831(+1,576)10,972(+85)
2020-11-10
399,360(+2,529)11,059(+87)
2020-11-11
402,053(+2,693)11,145(+86)
2020-11-12
404,894(+2,841)11,233(+88)
2020-11-13
407,939(+3,045)11,326(+93)
2020-11-14
410,055(+2,116)11,418(+92)
2020-11-15
414,278(+4,223)11,507(+89)
2020-11-16
417,594(+3,316)11,601(+94)
2020-11-17
421,413(+3,819)11,704(+103)
2020-11-18
425,628(+4,215)11,820(+116)
2020-11-19
430,170(+4,542)11,943(+123)
2020-11-20
435,273(+5,103)12,084(+141)
2020-11-21
440,805(+5,532)12,219(+135)
2020-11-22
446,822(+6,017)12,358(+139)
2020-11-23
453,535(+6,713)12,511(+153)
2020-11-24
460,916(+7,381)12,672(+161)
2020-11-25
489,267 [lower-roman 2] (+6.2%)12,840(+1.3%)
2020-11-26
518,399(+29,132)13,014(+174)
2020-11-27
548,244(+29,845)13,191(+177)
2020-11-28
578,347(+30,103)13,373(+182)
2020-11-29
607,628(+29,281)13,558(+185)
2020-11-30
638,817(+31,189)13,746(+188)
2020-12-01
668,927(+30,110)13,936(+190)
2020-12-02
700,850(+31,923)14,129(+193)
2020-12-03
733,231(+32,381)14,316(+187)
2020-12-04
765,967(+32,736)14,509(+193)
2020-12-05
797,863(+31,896)14,705(+196)
2020-12-06
828,265(+30,402)14,900(+195)
2020-12-07
860,402(+32,137)15,103(+203)
2020-12-08
893,600(+33,198)15,314(+211)
2020-12-09
925,312(+31,712)15,531(+217)
2020-12-10
1,748,567(+89% [lower-roman 4] )15,751(+1.4%)
2020-12-11
1,780,673(+32,106)15,977(+226)
2020-12-12
1,809,809(+1.6% [lower-roman 1] )16,199(+1.4%)
2020-12-13
1,836,728(+26,919)16,417(+218)
2020-12-14
1,866,345(+29,617)16,646(+229)
2020-12-15
1,898,447(+32,102)16,881(+235)
2020-12-16
1,928,165(+29,718)17,121(+240)
2020-12-17
1,955,680(+27,515)17,364(+243)
2020-12-18
1,982,090(+26,410)17,610(+246)
2020-12-19
2,004,285(+22,195)17,851(+241)
2020-12-20
2,024,601(+20,316)18,097(+246)
2020-12-21
2,043,704(+19,103)18,351(+254)
2020-12-22
2,062,960(+19,256)18,602(+251)
2020-12-23
2,082,610(+19,650)18,861(+259)
2020-12-24
2,100,712(+18,102)19,115(+254)
2020-12-25
2,118,255(+17,543)19,371(+256)
2020-12-26
2,133,373(+15,118)19,624(+253)
2020-12-27
2,147,578(+14,205)19,878(+254)
2020-12-28
2,162,775(+15,197)20,135(+257)
2020-12-29
2,178,580(+15,805)20,388(+253)
2020-12-30
2,194,272(+15,692)20,642(+254)
2020-12-31
2,208,652(+14,380)20,881(+239)
2021-01-01
2,220,855(+12,203)21,093(+212)
2021-01-02
2,232,035(+11,180)21,295(+202)
2021-01-03
2,241,912(+9,877)21,488(+193)
2021-01-04
2,255,607(+13,695)21,685(+197)
2021-01-05
2,270,101(+14,494)21,879(+194)
2021-01-06
2,283,931(+13,830)22,070(+191)
2021-01-07
2,296,102(+12,171)22,264(+194)
2021-01-08
2,307,581(+11,479)22,450(+186)
2021-01-09
2,317,118(+9,537)22,631(+181)
2021-01-10
2,326,256(+9,138)22,807(+176)
2021-01-11
2,336,476(+10,220)22,981(+174)
2021-01-12
2,346,285(+9,809)23,152(+171)
2021-01-13
2,355,839(+9,554)23,325(+173)
2021-01-14
2,364,801(+8,962)23,495(+170)
2021-01-15
2,373,115(+8,314)23,664(+169)
2021-01-16
2,380,665(+7,550)23,832(+168)
2021-01-17
2,387,101(+6,436)23,997(+165)
2021-01-18
2,392,963(+5,862)24,161(+164)
2021-01-19
2,399,781(+6,818)24,328(+167)
2021-01-20
2,406,216(+6,435)24,487(+159)
2021-01-21
2,412,505(+6,289)24,640(+153)
2021-01-22
2,418,472(+5,967)24,789(+149)
2021-01-23
2,424,328(+5,856)24,933(+144)
2021-01-24
2,429,605(+5,277)25,073(+140)
2021-01-25
2,435,247(+5,642)25,210(+137)
2021-01-26
2,442,350(+7,103)25,344(+134)
2021-01-27
2,449,839(+7,489)25,476(+132)
2021-01-28
2,457,118(+7,279)25,605(+129)
2021-01-29
2,464,030(+6,912)25,736(+131)
2021-01-30
2,470,901(+6,871)25,865(+129)
2021-01-31
2,477,463(+6,562)25,993(+128)
2021-02-01
2,485,182(+7,719)26,117(+124)
2021-02-02
2,492,977(+7,795)26,237(+120)
2021-02-03
2,501,079(+8,102)26,354(+117)
2021-02-04
2,508,988(+7,909)26,467(+113)
2021-02-05
2,516,889(+7,901)26,577(+110)
2021-02-06
2,524,786(+7,897)26,685(+108)
2021-02-07
2,531,456(+6,670)26,797(+112)
2021-02-08
2,539,559(+8,103)26,900(+103)
2021-02-09
2,548,195(+8,636)26,998(+98)
2021-02-10
2,556,837(+8,642)27,093(+95)
2021-02-11
2,564,427(+7,590)27,187(+94)
2021-02-12
2,572,190(+7,763)27,284(+97)
2021-02-13
2,579,896(+7,706)27,377(+93)
2021-02-14
2,586,183(+6,287)27,471(+94)
2021-02-15
2,594,128(+7,945)27,562(+91)
2021-02-16
2,602,034(+7,906)27,652(+90)
2021-02-17
2,609,359(+7,325)27,738(+86)
2021-02-18
2,616,600(+7,241)27,821(+83)
2021-02-19
2,624,019(+7,419)27,903(+82)
2021-02-20
2,631,876(+7,857)27,983(+80)
2021-02-21
2,638,422(+6,546)28,060(+77)
2021-02-22
2,646,526(+8,104)28,138(+78)
2021-02-23
2,655,633(+9,107)28,213(+75)
2021-02-24
2,665,194(+9,561)28,285(+72)
2021-02-25
2,674,766(+9,572)28,358(+73)
2021-02-26
2,683,971(+9,205)28,432(+74)
2021-02-27
2,693,164(+9,193)28,503(+71)
2021-02-28
2,701,588(+8,424)28,569(+66)
2021-03-01
2,711,479(+9,891)28,638(+69)
2021-03-02
2,723,316(+11,837)28,706(+68)
2021-03-03
2,734,836(+11,520)28,771(+65)
2021-03-04
2,746,158(+11,322)28,839(+68)
2021-03-05
2,757,460(+11,302)28,901(+62)
2021-03-06
2,769,230(+11,770)28,965(+64)
2021-03-07
2,780,417(+11,187)29,030(+65)
2021-03-08
2,793,632(+13,215)29,094(+64)
2021-03-09
2,807,387(+13,755)29,160(+66)
2021-03-10
2,821,943(+14,556)29,227(+67)
2021-03-11
2,835,989(+14,046)29,290(+63)
2021-03-12
2,850,930(+14,941)29,356(+66)
2021-03-13
2,866,012(+15,082)29,421(+65)
2021-03-14
2,879,390(+13,378)29,489(+68)
2021-03-15
2,894,893(+15,503)29,552(+63)
2021-03-16
2,911,642(+16,749)29,623(+71)
2021-03-17
2,930,554(+18,912)29,696(+73)
2021-03-18
2,950,603(+20,049)29,777(+81)
2021-03-19
2,971,633(+21,030)29,864(+87)
2021-03-20
2,992,694(+21,061)29,959(+95)
2021-03-21
3,013,122(+20,428)30,061(+102)
2021-03-22
3,035,338(+22,216)30,178(+117)
2021-03-23
3,061,520(+26,182)30,316(+138)
2021-03-24
3,091,282(+29,762)30,462(+146)
2021-03-25
3,120,013(+28,731)30,619(+157)
2021-03-26
3,149,094(+29,081)30,772(+153)
2021-03-27
3,179,115(+30,021)30,923(+151)
2021-03-28
3,208,173(+29,058)31,076(+153)
2021-03-29
3,240,577(+32,404)31,230(+154)
2021-03-30
3,277,880(+37,303)31,385(+155)
2021-03-31
3,317,182(+39,302)31,537(+152)
2021-04-01
3,357,988(+40,806)31,713(+176)
2021-04-02
3,400,296(+42,308)31,892(+179)
2021-04-03
3,445,052(+44,756)32,078(+186)
2021-04-04
3,487,050(+41,998)32,263(+185)
2021-04-05
3,529,601(+42,551)32,456(+193)
2021-04-06
3,579,185(+49,584)32,667(+211)
2021-04-07
3,633,925(+54,740)32,943(+276)
2021-04-08
3,689,866(+55,941)33,201(+258)
2021-04-09
3,745,657(+55,791)33,454(+253)
2021-04-10
3,798,333(+52,676)33,702(+248)
2021-04-11
3,849,011(+50,678)33,939(+237)
2021-04-12
3,903,573(+54,562)34,182(+243)
2021-04-13
3,962,760(+59,187)34,455(+273)
2021-04-14
4,025,557(+62,797)34,734(+279)
2021-04-15
4,086,957(+61,400)35,031(+297)
2021-04-16
4,150,039(+63,082)35,320(+289)
2021-04-17
4,212,645(+62,606)35,608(+288)
2021-04-18
4,268,447(+55,802)35,926(+318)
2021-04-19
4,323,596(+55,149)36,267(+341)
2021-04-20
4,384,624(+61,028)36,613(+346)
2021-04-21
4,446,591(+61,967)36,975(+362)
2021-04-22
4,501,382(+54,791)37,329(+354)
2021-04-23
4,550,820(+49,438)37,672(+343)
2021-04-24
4,591,416(+40,596)38,011(+339)
2021-04-25
4,629,969(+38,553)38,358(+347)
2021-04-26
4,667,281(+37,312)38,711(+353)
2021-04-27
4,710,582(+43,301)39,057(+346)
2021-04-28
4,751,026(+40,444)39,398(+341)
2021-04-29
4,788,700(+37,674)39,737(+339)
2021-04-30
4,820,591(+31,891)40,131(+394)
2021-05-01
4,849,408(+28,817)40,504(+373)
2021-05-02
4,875,388(+25,980)40,844(+340)
2021-05-03
4,900,121(+24,733)41,191(+347)
2021-05-04
4,929,118(+28,997)41,527(+336)
2021-05-05
4,955,594(+26,476)41,883(+356)
2021-05-06
4,977,982(+22,388)42,187(+304)
2021-05-07
4,998,089(+20,107)42,465(+278)
2021-05-08
5,016,141(+18,052)42,746(+281)
2021-05-09
5,031,332(+15,191)43,029(+283)
2021-05-10
5,044,936(+13,604)43,311(+282)
2021-05-11
5,059,433(+14,497)43,589(+278)
2021-05-12
5,072,462(+13,029)43,821(+232)
2021-05-13
5,083,996(+11,534)44,059(+238)
2021-05-14
5,095,390(+11,394)44,301(+242)
2021-05-15
5,106,862(+11,472)44,537(+236)
2021-05-16
5,117,374(+10,512)44,760(+223)
2021-05-17
5,127,548(+10,174)44,983(+223)
2021-05-18
5,139,485(+11,937)45,186(+203)
2021-05-19
5,151,038(+11,553)45,419(+233)
2021-05-20
5,160,423(+9,385)45,626(+207)
2021-05-21
5,169,951(+9,528)45,840(+214)
2021-05-22
5,178,648(+8,697)46,071(+231)
2021-05-23
5,186,487(+7,839)46,268(+197)
2021-05-24
5,194,010(+7,523)46,446(+178)
2021-05-25
5,203,385(+9,375)46,621(+175)
2021-05-26
5,212,123(+8,738)46,787(+166)
2021-05-27
5,220,549(+8,426)46,970(+183)
2021-05-28
5,228,322(+7,773)47,134(+164)
2021-05-29
5,235,978(+7,656)47,271(+137)
2021-05-30
5,242,911(+6,933)47,405(+134)
2021-05-31
5,249,404(+6,493)47,527(+122)
2021-06-01
5,256,516(+7,112)47,656(+129)
2021-06-02
5,263,697(+7,181)47,768(+112)
2021-06-03
5,270,299(+6,602)47,882(+114)
2021-06-04
5,276,468(+6,169)47,976(+94)
2021-06-05
5,282,594(+6,126)48,068(+92)
2021-06-06
5,287,980(+5,386)48,164(+96)
2021-06-07
5,293,677(+5,697)48,255(+91)
2021-06-08
5,300,236(+6,559)48,341(+86)
2021-06-09
5,306,690(+6,454)48,428(+87)
2021-06-10
5,313,098(+6,408)48,524(+96)
2021-06-11
5,319,359(+6,261)48,593(+69)
2021-06-12
5,325,435(+6,076)48,668(+75)
2021-06-13
5,330,447(+5,012)48,721(+53)
2021-06-14
5,336,073(+5,626)48,795(+74)
2021-06-15
5,342,028(+5,955)48,879(+84)
2021-06-16
5,348,249(+6,221)48,950(+71)
2021-06-17
5,354,513(+6,264)49,012(+62)
2021-06-18
5,359,728(+5,215)49,071(+59)
2021-06-19
5,365,208(+5,480)49,122(+51)
2021-06-20
5,370,299(+5,091)49,185(+63)
2021-06-21
5,375,593(+5,294)49,236(+51)
2021-06-22
5,381,736(+6,143)49,293(+57)
2021-06-23
5,387,545(+5,809)49,358(+65)
2021-06-24
5,393,248(+5,703)49,417(+59)
2021-06-25
5,398,878(+5,630)49,473(+56)
2021-06-26
5,404,144(+5,266)49,524(+51)
2021-06-27
5,409,027(+4,883)49,576(+52)
2021-06-28
5,414,310(+5,283)49,634(+58)
2021-06-29
5,420,156(+5,846)49,687(+53)
2021-06-30
5,425,652(+5,496)49,732(+45)
2021-07-01
5,430,940(+5,288)49,774(+42)
2021-07-02
5,435,831(+4,891)49,829(+55)
2021-07-03
5,440,368(+4,537)49,874(+45)
2021-07-04
5,444,786(+4,418)49,924(+50)
2021-07-05
5,449,464(+4,678)49,959(+35)
2021-07-06
5,454,763(+5,299)49,996(+37)
2021-07-07
5,459,923(+5,160)50,048(+52)
2021-07-08
5,465,094(+5,171)50,096(+48)
2021-07-09
5,470,764(+5,670)50,155(+59)
2021-07-10
5,476,294(+5,530)50,192(+37)
2021-07-11
5,481,555(+5,261)50,229(+37)
2021-07-12
5,486,959(+5,404)50,278(+49)
2021-07-13
5,493,224(+6,265)50,324(+46)
2021-07-14
5,500,131(+6,907)50,367(+43)
2021-07-15
5,507,455(+7,324)50,415(+48)
2021-07-16
5,514,373(+6,918)50,450(+35)
2021-07-17
5,522,039(+7,666)50,488(+38)
2021-07-18
5,529,719(+7,680)50,554(+66)
2021-07-19
5,537,386(+7,667)50,604(+50)
2021-07-20
5,546,166(+8,780)50,650(+46)
2021-07-21
5,554,317(+8,151)50,709(+59)
2021-07-22
5,563,903(+9,586)50,761(+52)
2021-07-23
5,574,997(+11,094)50,821(+60)
2021-07-24
5,587,378(+12,381)50,879(+58)
2021-07-25
5,601,608(+14,230)50,934(+55)
2021-07-26
5,618,417(+16,809)50,997(+63)
2021-07-27
5,638,178(+19,761)51,048(+51)
2021-07-28
5,660,469(+22,291)51,124(+76)
2021-07-29
5,682,630(+22,161)51,184(+60)
2021-07-30
5,704,713(+22,083)51,253(+69)
2021-07-31
5,727,045(+22,332)51,332(+79)
2021-08-01
5,747,935(+20,890)51,428(+96)
2021-08-02
5,770,833(+22,898)51,519(+91)
2021-08-03
5,795,665(+24,832)51,645(+126)
2021-08-04
5,822,487(+26,822)51,767(+122)
2021-08-05
5,846,784(+24,297)51,875(+108)
2021-08-06
5,870,741(+23,957)51,976(+101)
2021-08-07
5,895,841(+25,100)52,088(+112)
2021-08-08
5,918,540(+22,699)52,196(+108)
2021-08-09
5,942,271(+23,731)52,313(+117)
2021-08-10
5,968,868(+26,597)52,437(+124)
2021-08-11
5,996,224(+27,356)52,565(+128)
2021-08-12
6,018,485(+22,261)52,703(+138)
2021-08-13
6,039,857(+21,372)52,860(+157)
2021-08-14
6,059,806(+19,949)53,005(+145)
2021-08-15
6,078,653(+18,847)53,159(+154)
2021-08-16
6,096,816(+18,163)53,324(+165)
2021-08-17
6,118,508(+21,692)53,507(+183)
2021-08-18
6,138,452(+19,944)53,675(+168)
2021-08-19
6,157,772(+19,320)53,891(+216)
2021-08-20
6,177,690(+19,918)54,095(+204)
2021-08-21
6,197,041(+19,351)54,327(+232)
2021-08-22
6,215,663(+18,622)54,533(+206)
2021-08-23
6,234,520(+18,857)54,765(+232)
2021-08-24
6,253,711(+19,191)54,995(+230)
2021-08-25
6,273,681(+19,970)55,212(+217)
2021-08-26
6,293,297(+19,616)55,469(+257)
2021-08-27
6,311,637(+18,340)55,713(+244)
2021-08-28
6,329,549(+17,912)55,958(+245)
2021-08-29
6,346,871(+17,322)56,213(+255)
2021-08-30
6,366,428(+19,557)56,458(+245)
2021-08-31
6,388,321(+21,893)56,710(+252)
2021-09-01
6,411,817(+23,496)57,000(+290)
2021-09-02
6,435,313(+23,496)57,283(+283)
2021-09-03
6,458,170(+22,857)57,559(+276)
2021-09-04
6,478,203(+20,033)57,837(+278)
2021-09-05
6,497,594(+19,391)58,106(+269)
2021-09-06
6,518,556(+20,962)58,377(+271)
2021-09-07
6,542,194(+23,638)58,651(+274)
2021-09-08
6,566,108(+23,914)58,913(+262)
2021-09-09
6,589,954(+23,846)59,170(+257)
2021-09-10
6,613,516(+23,562)59,384(+214)
2021-09-11
6,636,439(+22,923)59,643(+259)
2021-09-12
6,657,791(+21,352)59,886(+243)
2021-09-13
6,682,404(+24,613)60,117(+231)
2021-09-14
2021-09-15
2021-09-16
2021-09-17
2021-09-18
2021-09-19
2021-09-20
2021-09-21
2021-09-22
2021-09-23
2021-09-24
2021-09-25
2021-09-26
2021-09-27
2021-09-28
2021-09-29
2021-09-30
2021-10-01
2021-10-02
2021-10-03
2021-10-04
2021-10-05
2021-10-06
2021-10-07
2021-10-08
2021-10-09
2021-10-10
2021-10-11
2021-10-12
2021-10-13
2021-10-14
2021-10-15
2021-10-16
2021-10-17
2021-10-18
2021-10-19
2021-10-20
2021-10-21
2021-10-22
Source: Turkish Ministry of Health

Notes:

  1. 1 2 On 12 December, the government started to report recoveries among asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients as well, who are usually considered recovered after 10 days of isolation. The number of active cases and recoveries before that date was only provided for monitored symptomatic patients.
  2. 1 2 Beginning on 25 November, the government began publicly reporting asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases. However they were not included in the number of recoveries until 12 December.
  3. From 29 July to 24 November, the Ministry of Health did not publicly report asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases.
  4. On 10 December, the government announced the total number of cases seen in the country for the first time since 28 July, causing a massive jump in the number of cases. However only 30,424 new cases were actually reported that day.

January 2020

On 10 January 2020, ignoring China's insistence on the lack of evidence for human-to-human transmission, Ministry of Health experts stated that they suspected that SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted among people, and accordingly set up the Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board. [15] 26 experts in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology originally comprised the Coronavirus Advisory Board, [15] which was subsequently enlarged to include five additional experts in intensive care medicine, internal medicine, and virology. [5] The board put forward voluntary recommendations while the government issued legal restrictions for businesses and public gatherings. [15]

On 24 January, Turkey's health ministry installed medical stations nationwide to measure the body temperature of passersby and set up free hand sanitizer stations across public transportation hubs. [5]

February 2020

On 1 February, Turkey announced its decision to stop all the flights from China. [5] After Iranian authorities downplayed the spread of SARS‑CoV‑2, Turkey castigated Iran for its duplicity and laxity and unilaterally closed its border on 23 February. [5] On the same day, Turkey announced its decision to stop all flights to and from Iran. [15]

On 29 February, Turkey announced the termination of all flights to and from Italy, South Korea and Iraq. [5]

March 2020: First confirmed case, closures, and cancellations

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Travel restrictions imposed by Turkey
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Turkish cities carried out massive disinfection work in public places and mass transit vehicles. In Istanbul, the municipality decided to install hand sanitizers at stations of metrobuses. [5]

On 11 March 2020, the very day the first known coronavirus case in Turkey was announced, Ministry of Health created a new website to track cases of COVID-19, monitor hot spots, enable people to report places selling fake PPE, and report hospital wait times. [5]

The next day, Ministry of National Education announced that with the exception of schools catering to students with special needs, all schools [5] in Turkey would close starting on 16 March 2020. [16] Given the intense learning needs of students with disabilities, the Ministry of National Education announced that elementary-, middle- and high-school students with special needs will continue to have in-person attendance in fixed small groups, with adults rotating into the class, so as to facilitate contact tracing. [16] The Ministry of National Education subsequently announced that teachers and staff in schools for students with special needs are able to opt out of in-person teaching if they or their families have a health risk. [16]

Minister Koca updated the number of infected people as four on 13 March, [5] including a pilgrim who had returned from Saudi Arabia. Following the updated tally, Turkey extended the flight ban to also include many European countries, including Austria, France, and Germany. [4]

On 16 March, Minister of the Interior Soylu ordered businesses and places of worship to halt indoor activities. [5] With that announcement, more than 80 million people in Turkey started to live under some form of restrictions to their movements when trains and public transit came to a halt nationwide. [4]

On 20 March, Ministry of Health issued a decree that designates as "pandemic hospitals" all hospitals that employ at least two specialist doctors in the areas of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, pulmonology, and internal diseases, and have level-3 adult ICU beds. [note 4] [4] At the same time, Turkey started to open drive-through screening clinics, based on the South Korean-pioneered model, which allows the provision of tests at no cost, while avoiding nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV-2. [4]

On 21 March, the Minister of the Interior Soylu announced a total curfew, effective midnight on 22 March, for those who are over the age of 65 or persons whose immune system is compromised due to "chronic pulmonary diseases, asthma, COPD, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, hypertension, and liver disease." [17]

On 23 March, Minister of Health Koca announced that the Ministry of Health authorized the Japanese anti-flu drug Favipiravir for emergency use, after early data disclosed by China's Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang showed that the drug shortens recovery time for COVID-19 patients. [4]

On 31 March, following consultations with trade unions spearheaded by TÜRK-İŞ and DİSK, the government launched a paycheck protection program that helped small businesses to keep employees on their books. [18] Trade unions criticized this plan for not directly subsidizing employment, which would have required businesses to keep workers employed. On the same day, the government unveiled further emergency measures including a moratorium on evictions, a stay on all debt, seizure (except for alimony and child support), and bankruptcy proceedings until 31 December 2020. [4]

April 2020: Restrictions continue

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Pasta shelves at a supermarket in Istanbul after panic buying
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Toilet paper shelves in the same store
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Face masks sold in a vending machine in Samsun, for 5 Turkish lira each

On 2 April, Istanbul Medical Chamber expressed concern about Ministry of Health's tally, which included only the cases confirmed by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction tests, thereby excluding the ELISAs administered in private hospitals. [19] Criticizing private hospitals' use of new antigen-testing technology [19] that offer a much lower sensitivity, [20] the Chamber of Physicians expressed concern over the decentralization of data collection. [19]

On 3 April, citing the potential for asymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by children, the Ministry of Health extended the curfew, which initially applied only to those 65 and older, to people twenty and younger. [4] In a televised address on the same day, President Erdoğan announced the measures that prohibit entries into and exit from Turkey's largest cities, including the commercial hub Istanbul for 15 days. [21]

On 6 April, the government announced building two new hospitals at the airport that can accommodate 2,000 patients. [18] These hospitals will specialize in common life-support techniques, such as Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), for people with severe cases of COVID-19. [18] On the same day, to promote face-mask use, the government started sending masks [note 5] to everyone by mail. [18]

On 10 April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs announced curfew with just two-hours notice. [21] This resulted in a foreseeable pandemonium, with residents lining up by bakeries, shops, and markets to stock up on essentials. [21] Following widespread criticism, Minister of Internal Affairs Soylu was forced to apologize and offer his resignation, which was rejected by the president. [21]

On 13 April, President Erdoğan announced that curfews on weekends would continue but the restrictions were less stringent during the week, and many non-essential businesses, including construction sites remained open. [21]

On 23 April, Turkey became the seventh country to report more than 100,000 coronavirus cases. [22]

May 2020: Easing on restrictions

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Social distance warnings in a mall's toilet.
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Social distance stickers placed on the floor in the ATM part of a shopping mall.
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İstiklal Avenue and Galatasaray, Beyoğlu during the curfew on 30 May 2020

On 4 May, Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board stated that public-health interventions—lockdowns and mask use—have led to major drops in caseloads, reducing the strain on emergency rooms and intensive-care units. Explaining that the return to normal life will happen gradually, [4] Ministry of Health stated that Turkey has an opportunity to create and upgrade to permanently pandemic-resistant cities by subsidizing businesses to make ventilation upgrades to limit spread of viruses, tackling poor indoor air quality, which has long been a source of disease. [4]

State lawmakers' response to Ministry of Health's handling of the pandemic broke down along partisan lines. [4] On 5 May, the opposition criticized the fact that businesses do not have clear triggers for when and how to shut down or reduce capacity in buildings. [5]

On 7 May, the government acknowledged that the social-distancing measures, including the closure of offices and schools, ban on mass gatherings were rolled out without knowing which measures would work. [4] Ministry of Health stated that by relaxing restrictions gradually, it will be able to make more informed recommendations on social-distancing measures in the future. [4]

June 2020: Reopening

On 1 June, domestic flights were resumed and most public spaces were opened, including restaurants, swimming pools, beaches, parks, libraries and museums. [5]

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Turkish parliament resumes work after COVID-19 hiatus, while wearing masks and keeping distance

On 2 June, the Turkish Parliament resumed full activities for the first time in 48 days since a hiatus was declared due to the pandemic. The Parliament started working under "new norms" including enhanced hygiene measures, use of masks and social distancing. [5]

July 2020: Turkey opens for tourism

In July, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged a rewrite of Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board guidelines to discourage reporting asymptomatic people who test positive for SARS-CoV-2. [15] Over the objections of Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board scientists, [15] Ministry of Health started to publish incomplete coronavirus tally from 29 July. [15]

August 2020: Turkey remains open for tourism

Gross domestic product shrank 11 per cent in second quarter, the largest decline ever published by the Turkish Statistical Institute. [23] The worst-affected sector was manufacturing, which contracted by 18%. [23]

On 30 August, mayors of Istanbul and Ankara Ekrem İmamoğlu and Mansur Yavaş said that there was a mismatch between the statistics reported by Ministry of Health and the local data, and accused the national government of covering up the coronavirus resurgence. [24]

September 2020: Further economic measures announced

On 18 September, as part of statutory measures taken to counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, a presidential decree extended the rule that limits corporations' dividends to 25% of their net profits in 2019. [25] The rule, initially included in the Turkish Commercial Code as provisional article 13 was to phase out on 30 September. [25]

October 2020: Reintroduction of restrictions

In October, official figures showed that 9.3 million people visited the Turkey in the first eight months of this year, mainly from Russia, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany and Bulgaria, with 2.2m arriving in August. [15]

On 2 October, Minister of Internal Affairs, following an advisory opinion of Coronavirus Scientific Advisory Board, instructed all provinces to prohibit holding large public meetings until 1 December 2020. [26]

November 2020: New lockdown

On 20 November, Ministry of Health reinstated the curfew on people age 65 and older and people twenty and younger. [27] On the same day, Minister of Internal Affairs ordered businesses and places of worship to halt indoor activities. [27] Grocery stores and pharmacies have remained open, with legally imposed limits to capacity. [27]

On 30 November, official figures showed that gross domestic product expanded 15.6 per cent compared with the previous quarter, and 6.7 per cent compared with a year earlier. [28]

December 2020: Rising death roll and assessment of coronavirus vaccines

Rate of vaccination by provinces (update 28 June 2021) COVID19 vaccine map of Turkey.svg
Rate of vaccination by provinces (update 28 June 2021)

On 6 December, Ministry of Health Fahrettin Koca announced that 50 million doses of CoronaVac should arrive by the end of February 2021, and 10 million doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should start arriving still during December. [30]

On 7 December, Pfizer and BioNTech finalized their submission to the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMA), which has been reviewing data from the clinical trial on a rolling basis since October. [31] The TMA said it would recommend granting an emergency use authorization if it concluded "that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks in protecting against COVID-19", based on the 2004 law that created the TMA's process. [32]

On 10 December, the seven-day averages for three of the primary metrics (tests, cases, hospitalizations) were at record highs. [5] Earlier in the spring of 2020, during the first COVID-19 surge in the Turkey, the rising death toll reached a peak on 22 April, with a seven-day average of 122 daily deaths. [5] In December, the seven-day average of deaths in Turkey from COVID-19 broke that record, at 255 on 29 December. [5]

On 13 December, TMA pushed back formal assessments of two COVID-19 vaccines, delaying distribution of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and CoronaVac in Turkey to the end of December. [31] [30] The TMA said it planned to give an opinion on the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a meeting on 29 December. [30] TMA has also delayed assessing the rival Moderna vaccine until 12 January. [30]

January 2021: Vaccination and the UK variant

Turkey detected 15 cases of the UK coronavirus variant on 1 January 2021. [33] On 14 January 2021, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received the COVID-19 vaccine. [34]

March 2021

At the beginning of March, the Turkish government eased the restrictions, but the rates of infections rose to 21030. Turkey has witnessed a very bad season of tourism due to the restrictions of the pandemic but bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen at half-capacity in provinces with lower infection rates. [35]

On 30 March, Turkey said that it will reimpose lockdowns during weekends and restrictions during Ramadan, and that is after confirming 37,303 new cases. [36]

Government response

Child welfare and education

On 12 March 2020, the Ministry of National Education announced that with the exception of schools catering to students with special needs, all schools [5] in Turkey would close starting on 16 March 2020. [18] Given the intense learning needs of students with disabilities, the Ministry of National Education announced that elementary-, middle- and high-school students with special needs will continue to have in-person attendance in fixed small groups, with adults rotating into the class, so as to facilitate contact tracing. [18] The Ministry of National Education subsequently announced that teachers and staff in schools for students with special needs are able to opt out of in-person teaching if they or their families have a health risk. [18]

On 17 March, Minister Selçuk stated that a subset of teachers are focusing on content generation for the national online platform on TRT EBA TV, which became functional on 23 March 2020, [18] with the rest of the teachers matched to students to provide individual assessment, coaching, and tutoring from 23 March to the end of the semester. [5]

After the Ministry of National Education announced the closure of all schools [5] (except those catering to students with special needs) on 12 March 2020, the government acknowledged the impact of the closure of schools on the welfare of children. Noting that children with preexisting mental-health issues [18] or who live in non-supportive home environments are likely to suffer from being out of school, the government announced emergency measures, including fund increases for foster children, expansion of the nutrition assistance program, [18] direct payments to families, and a national moratorium on evictions. [37] To alleviate the social isolation of students, Minister Selçuk piloted a project on 27 March, where the Ministry of National Education started paying schools to offer small group activities for students on Mondays and Fridays, with deep cleaning sessions in between. [18]

Economy

Throughout the pandemic, despite additional headwinds such as Saudi [38] bans on Turkish goods, Turkish economy has performed far better [39] than that of many of the country's peers. The International Monetary Fund expects the Turkish economy to contract by 3.6 percent in 2020, versus 5.3 percent in Malaysia, 9 percent in Mexico, 9 percent in Greece, and 11.3 percent in Argentina. [40]

Turkey provided a boost to the economy in a series of historically large economic packages. [37] In the ₺141 billion [note 6] economic measures package, the Parliament provided ₺500 billion ($63 billion) [37] in forgivable loans [41] to small businesses [42] in part by raising the Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) limit; sent ₺1,500 checks [37] to retired Turks; and disbursed ₺2 billion as unemployment checks. [37]

Unemployment peaked at 12.7% in 2020, and decreased to 11.9% following the economic expansion in the third quarter and job retention programs announced by the government. [42] [43] However, youth unemployment increased to 24.3%, [43] meaning that the demographic least capable of bearing financial pain bore the majority of it. [37]

International aid

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Countries that received medical supplies/aid from Turkey

During the pandemic, Turkey has provided funds, doctors, dispatched medical equipment such as PPE, reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction testing kits, and other assistance to at least 55 countries. [44]

The dispatched medical equipment includes 1,300,000 N-95 masks and 300,000 reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction testing kits in April alone. [44]

By setting itself up as a provider rather than a recipient of aid, Turkey portrayed itself as a valuable partner in combating the global spread of SARS-CoV-2. [44]

Vaccination

Statistics

Data table

COVID-19 cases and deaths in Turkey, nationwide ()
DateConfirmed casesDeathsRecoveriesSevere casesNumber of testsRatios
New [lower-alpha 1] New [lower-alpha 2] TotalActive [lower-alpha 3] NewTotalNewTotalSeriousNewTotalPositivityFatality
11 March 20201110000
12 March 20200110000
13 March 20204550000
14 March 20201660000
15 March 20201218171100
16 March 20202947460100
17 March 202041989612008,002
18 March 20209319118823002,01510,017
19 March 202016835935514001,98111,998
20 March 202031167066159003,65615,624
21 March 20202779479261321002,95218,604
22 March 20202891,2361,206930001,73820,345
23 March 20202931,5291,492737003,67224,017
24 March 20203431,8721,80274426263,95227,969
25 March 20205612,4332,3481559265,03533,004
26 March 20201,1963,6293,52816750267,28640,290
27 March 20202,0695,6985,564179216427,53347,82327.47%1.61%
28 March 20201,7047,4027,2241610828707,64155,46422.30%1.46%
29 March 20201,8159,2178,98123131351059,98265,44618.18%1.42%
30 March 20201,61010,82710,497371685716211,53576,98113.96%1.55%
31 March 20202,70413,53113,074462148124315,42292,40317.53%1.58%
1 April 20202,14815,67915,069632779033314,397106,79914.92%1.77%
2 April 20202,45618,31517,544793568241518,757125,55613.09%1.96%
3 April 20202,78620,92120,012694256948416,160141,71617.24%2.03%
4 April 20203,01323,93422,6477650130278619,664161,38015.32%2.09%
5 April 20203,13527,06925,453735742561,04220,065181,44515.62%2.12%
6 April 20203,14830,21728,242756492841,32621,400202,84514.71%2.15%
7 April 20203,89234,10931,802767252561,58220,023222,86819.44%2.13%
8 April 20204,11738,22635,568878122641,84624,900247,76816.53%2.12%
9 April 20204,05642,28239,232969082962,14228,578276,33814.19%2.15%
10 April 20204,74747,02943,600981,0062812,42330,864307,21015.38%2.14%
11 April 20205,13852,16748,101951,1015422,96533,170340,38015.49%2.11%
12 April 20204,78956,95652,312971,1984813,44635,720376,10013.41%2.10%
13 April 20204,09361,04955,796981,2965113,95734,456410,55611.88%2.12%
14 April 20204,06265,11158,9091071,4038424,79933,070443,62612.28%2.15%
15 April 20204,28169,39262,2001151,5188755,67434,090477,71612.56%2.19%
16 April 20204,80174,19365,4611251,6431,4157,08940,427518,14311.88%2.21%
17 April 20204,35378,54668,1461261,7691,5428,63140,270558,41310.81%2.25%
18 April 20203,78382,32969,9861211,8901,82210,45340,520598,9339.34%2.30%
19 April 20203,97786,30672,3131272,0171,52311,97635,344634,27711.25%2.34%
20 April 20204,67490,98075,4101232,1401,45413,43039,703673,98011.77%2.35%
21 April 20204,61195,59178,4141192,2591,48814,91839,429713,40911.69%2.36%
22 April 20203,08398,67479,8211172,3761,55916,47737,535750,9448.21%2.41%
23 April 20203,116101,79080,8081152,4912,01418,49140,962791,9067.61%2.45%
24 April 20203,122104,91280,5751092,6003,24621,73738,351830,2578.14%2.48%
25 April 20202,861107,77379,4851062,7063,84525,58238,308868,5657.47%2.51%
26 April 20202,357110,13078,185992,8053,55829,14030,177898,7427.81%2.55%
27 April 20202,131112,26175,570952,9004,65133,79120,143918,88510.58%2.58%
28 April 20202,392114,65372,852922,9925,01838,80929,230948,1158.18%2.61%
29 April 20202,936117,58970,468893,0815,23144,04043,498991,6136.75%2.62%
30 April 20202,615120,20468,144933,1744,84648,88642,0041,033,6176.23%2.64%
1 May 20202,188122,39265,326843,2584,92253,80841,4311,075,0485.28%2.66%
2 May 20201,983124,37562,780783,3364,45158,25936,3181,111,3665.46%2.68%
3 May 20201,670126,04559,497613,3974,89263,15124,0011,135,3676.96%2.70%
4 May 20201,614127,65956,032643,4615,01568,16635,7711,171,1384.51%2.71%
5 May 20201,832129,49152,686593,5205,11973,28533,2831,204,4215.50%2.72%
6 May 20202,253131,74449,958643,5844,91778,20230,3031,234,7247.43%2.72%
7 May 20201,977133,72147,096573,6414,78282,98430,3951,265,1196.50%2.72%
8 May 20201,848135,56945,483483,6893,41286,39633,6871,298,8065.49%2.72%
9 May 20201,546137,11543,896503,7393,08489,48035,6051,334,4114.34%2.73%
10 May 20201,542138,65742,180473,7863,21192,69136,1871,370,5984.26%2.73%
11 May 20201,114139,77140,150553,8413,08995,78032,7221,403,3113.40%2.75%
12 May 20201,704141,47538,692533,8943,10998,88937,3511,440,6714.56%2.75%
13 May 20201,639143,11437,447583,9522,826101,71533,3321,474,0034.92%2.76%
14 May 20201,635144,74936,712554,0072,315104,03034,8211,508,8244.70%2.77%
15 May 20201,708146,45736,269484,0552,103106,13338,5651,547,3894.43%2.77%
16 May 20201,610148,06735,834414,0962,004108,13742,2361,589,6253.81%2.77%
17 May 20201,368149,43535,333444,1401,825109,96235,3691,624,9943.87%2.77%
18 May 20201,158150,59334,845314,1711,615111,57725,1411,650,1354.61%2.77%
19 May 20201,022151,61534,521284,1991,318112,89525,3821,675,5174.03%2.77%
20 May 2020972152,58734,378234,2221,092113,98720,8381,696,3554.66%2.77%
21 May 2020961153,54834,309274,2491,003114,99033,6331,729,9882.86%2.77%
22 May 2020952154,50034,113274,2761,121116,11180037,5071,767,4952.54%2.77%
23 May 20201,186155,68633,776324,3081,491117,60277540,1781,787,6732.95%2.77%
24 May 20201,141156,82733,793324,3401,092118,69476924,5891,832,2624.64%2.77%
25 May 2020987157,81433,430294,3691,321120,01575621,4921,853,7544.59%2.77%
26 May 2020948158,76232,858284,3971,492121,50773919,8531,873,6074.78%2.77%
27 May 20201,035159,79732,573344,4311,286122,79372321,0431,894,6504.92%2.77%
28 May 20201,182160,97932,149304,4611,576124,36968333,5591,928,2093.52%2.77%
29 May 20201,141162,12031,668284,4891,594125,96366236,1551,964,3643.16%2.77%
30 May 2020983163,10331,604264,5151,021126,98464939,2302,003,5942.51%2.77%
31 May 2020839163,94231,429254,540989127,97364835,6002,039,1942.36%2.77%
1 June 2020827164,76931,259234,563974128,94765131,5252,070,7192.62%2.77%
2 June 2020786165,55531,049224,585974129,92163332,3252,103,0442.43%2.77%
3 June 2020867166,42230,961244,609931130,85261252,3052,155,3491.66%2.77%
4 June 2020988167,41031,002214,630926131,77860254,2342,209,5831.82%2.77%
5 June 2020930168,34030,292184,6481,622133,40059257,8292,267,4121.61%2.76%
6 June 2020878169,21829,227214,6691,922135,32259135,8462,303,2582.45%2.76%
7 June 2020914170,13227,471234,6922,647137,96961335,3352,338,5932.59%2.76%
8 June 2020989171,12125,030194,7113,411141,38062539,3612,377,9542.51%2.75%
9 June 2020993172,11422,787184,7293,218144,59864237,2252,415,1792.67%2.75%
10 June 2020922173,03621,450174,7472,241146,83963136,5212,451,7002.52%2.74%
11 June 2020987174,02321,400174,7631,021147,86064349,1902,500,8902.01%2.74%
12 June 20201,195175,21821,338154,7781,242149,10266441,0132,541,9032.91%2.73%
13 June 20201,459176,67721,798144,792985150,08768445,0922,586,9953.24%2.71%
14 June 20201,562178,23922,015154,8071,330151,41771745,1762,632,1713.46%2.70%
15 June 20201,592179,83122,642184,825947152,36472242,0322,674,2033.79%2.68%
16 June 20201,467181,29823,077174,8421,015153,37973246,8002,721,0033.13%2.67%
17 June 20201,429182,72723,226194,8611,261154,64074552,9012,773,9042.70%2.66%
18 June 20201,304184,03123,127214,8821,382156,02275548,4122,822,3162.69%2.65%
19 June 20201,214185,24522,824234,9051,494157,51676941,3162,863,6322.94%2.65%
20 June 20201,248186,49322,738224,9271,312158,82878141,1122,904,7443.04%2.64%
21 June 20201,192187,68522,495234,9501,412160,24080340,4962,945,2402.94%2.64%
22 June 20201,212188,89722,390244,9741,293161,53384641,4132,986,6532.93%2.63%
23 June 20201,268190,16522,316275,0011,315162,84889342,9823,029,6352.95%2.63%
24 June 20201,492191,65722,398245,0251,386164,23491453,4863,083,1212.79%2.62%
25 June 20201,458193,11522,363215,0461,472165,70694152,3033,135,4242.79%2.61%
26 June 20201,396194,51122,248195,0651,492167,19896351,1983,186,6222.73%2.60%
27 June 20201,372195,88321,619175,0821,984169,18298445,2133,231,8353.03%2.59%
28 June 20201,356197,23921,547155,0971,413170,59599648,3093,280,1442.81%2.58%
29 June 20201,374198,61321,689185,1151,214171,8091,01851,0143,331,1582.69%2.58%
30 June 20201,293199,90621,664165,1311,302173,1111,02650,4923,381,6502.56%2.57%
1 July 20201,192201,09820,526195,1502,311175,4221,03552,3133,433,9632.28%2.56%
2 July 20201,186202,28420,152175,1671,543176,9651,06749,7143,483,6772.39%2.55%
3 July 20201,172203,45619,992195,1861,313178,2781,08252,1413,535,8182.25%2.55%
4 July 20201,154204,61019,912205,2061,214179,4921,09348,2483,584,0662.39%2.54%
5 July 20201,148205,75819,853195,2251,188180,6801,12746,4143,630,4802.47%2.54%
6 July 20201,086206,84418,608165,2412,315182,9951,13052,1933,682,6732.08%2.53%
7 July 20201,053207,89717,345195,2602,297185,2921,15250,5453,733,2182.08%2.53%
8 July 20201,041208,93816,145225,2822,219187,5111,17249,3023,782,5202.11%2.53%
9 July 20201,024209,96214,272185,3002,879190,3901,17950,1033,862,6232.04%2.52%
10 July 20201,003210,96513,759235,3231,493191,8831,18248,7873,881,4102.06%2.52%
11 July 20201,016211,98113,420215,3441,334193,2171,19448,8133,930,2232.08%2.52%
12 July 20201,012212,99313,115195,3631,298194,5151,20945,2323,975,4552.24%2.52%
13 July 20201,008214,00112,948195,3821,156195,6711,22346,4924,021,4972.17%2.51%
14 July 2020992214,99312,871205,4021,049196,7201,20443,2314,065,1782.29%2.51%
15 July 2020947215,94012,788175,4191,013197,7331,20642,3204,107,4982.24%2.51%
16 July 2020933216,87312,613215,4401,087198,8201,21342,4114,149,9092.20%2.51%
17 July 2020926217,79912,507185,4581,014199,8341,22641,2154,191,1242.25%2.51%
18 July 2020918218,71712,229175,4751,179201,0131,23140,9434,232,0672.24%2.50%
19 July 2020924219,64112,140165,491997202,0101,24641,3104,273,3772.24%2.50%
20 July 2020931220,57212,062175,508992203,0021,24343,4044,316,7812.14%2.50%
21 July 2020928221,50011,963185,5261009204,0111,24642,8464,359,6572.17%2.49%
22 July 2020222,40211,643195,5451,203205,21443,4044,403,0312.08%2.49%
23 July 2020223,31511,387185,5631,151206,36543,3434,446,3742.11%2.49%
24 July 2020224,25211,298175,5801,009207,37442,9864,489,3602.18%2.49%
25 July 2020225,17311,100165,5961,103208,47743,3124,532,6722.13%2.49%
26 July 2020226,10011,000175,6131,010209,48740,0164,572,6882.32%2.48%
27 July 2020227,01910,920175,630982210,46945,2834,617,9712.03%2.48%
28 July 2020227,98210,776155,6451,092211,56147,4124,665,3832.03%2.48%
29 July 2020542228,92410,708145,659996212,55754245,7124,711,0952.06%2.47%
30 July 2020561229,89110,678155,674982213,53956143,2364,754,3312.24%2.47%
31 July 2020582230,87310,647175,691996214,53558246,4924,800,8232.11%2.46%
1 August 2020586231,86910,643195,710981215,51658644,8464,845,6692.22%2.46%
2 August 2020582232,85610,634185,728978216,49458240,2474,885,9162.45%2.46%
3 August 2020580233,85110,607195,7471,003217,49758041,3014,927,2172.41%2.46%
4 August 2020583234,93410,678185,765994218,49158346,2494,973,4662.34%2.45%
5 August 2020582236,11210,822195,7841,015219,50658253,8425,027,3082.19%2.45%
6 August 2020580237,26510,921145,7981,040220,54658054,4945,081,8022.12%2.44%
7 August 2020586238,45011,063155,8131,028221,57458656,7265,138,5282.09%2.44%
8 August 2020587239,62211,137165,8291,082222,65658763,8425,202,3701.84%2.43%
9 August 2020596240,80411,201155,8441,103223,75959661,4465,263,8161.92%2.43%
10 August 2020603241,99711,169145,8581,211224,97060362,2195,326,0351.92%2.42%
11 August 2020617243,18011,152155,8731,185226,15561761,7165,387,7511.92%2.42%
12 August 2020632244,39211,412185,891934227,08963267,2375,454,9881.80%2.41%
13 August 2020647245,63511,666215,912968228,05764766,8925,521,8801.86%2.41%
14 August 2020656246,86111,947225,934923228,98065670,1925,592,0721.75%2.40%
15 August 2020668248,11712,190215,955992229,97266867,2145,659,2861.87%2.40%
16 August 2020679249,30912,366195,974997230,96967965,9565,725,2421.81%2.40%
17 August 2020686250,54212,575225,9961,002231,97168674,8465,800,0881.65%2.39%
18 August 2020703251,80512,876206,016942232,91370382,3185,882,4061.53%2.39%
19 August 2020719253,10813,154236,0391,002233,91571987,2235,969,6291.49%2.39%
20 August 2020735254,52013,665196,058882234,79773592,3016,061,9301.53%2.38%
21 August 2020749255,72314,074226,080772235,56974992,2276,154,1571.30%2.38%
22 August 2020762257,03214,560226,102801236,37076293,0076,247,1641.41%2.37%
23 August 2020783258,24914,963196,121795237,16578380,3026,327,4661.23%2.37%
24 August 2020796259,69215,645186,139743237,90879695,9436,423,4091.50%2.36%
25 August 2020811261,19416,236246,163887238,79581198,2316,521,6401.53%2.36%
26 August 2020841262,50716,527206,1831,002239,797841100,1096,621,7491.31%2.36%
27 August 2020862263,99816,997266,209995240,792862106,1116,727,8601.41%2.35%
28 August 2020896265,51517,461366,2451,017241,809896107,8146,835,6741.41%2.35%
29 August 2020917267,06417,968396,2841,003242,812917101,4146,937,0881.53%2.35%
30 August 2020945268,54618,381426,3261,027243,83994591,3027,028,3901.62%2.36%
31 August 2020961270,13318,837446,3701,087244,926961110,1027,138,4921.44%2.36%
1 September 2020991271,70519,359476,4171,003245,929991109,4437,247,9351.44%2.36%
2 September 20201,017273,30119,963456,462947246,8761,017107,9277,355,8621.48%2.36%
3 September 20201,041274,94320,345496,5111,211248,0871,041110,2257,466,0871.49%2.37%
4 September 20201,076276,55520,883536,5641,021249,1081,076117,1137,583,2001.38%2.37%
5 September 20201,091278,22821,516566,620984250,0921,09199,4977,682,6971.68%2.38%
6 September 20201,102279,80622,028536,6731,013251,1051,10296,8427,779,5391.63%2.38%
7 September 20201,118281,50922,627576,7301,047252,1521,118103,9257,883,4641.64%2.39%
8 September 20201,159283,27023,243526,7821,093253,2451,159110,5657,994,0291.59%2.39%
9 September 20201,181284,94323,918556,837943254,1881,181111,1938,105,2221.50%2.40%
10 September 20201,209286,45524,153586,8951,219255,4071,209107,7028,212,9241.40%2.41%
11 September 20201,223288,12624,651566,9511,117256,5241,223112,2138,325,1371.49%2.41%
12 September 20201,241289,63524,905486,9991,207257,7311,24198,3268,423,4631.53%2.42%
13 September 20201,267291,16225,273577,0561,102258,8331,26796,0978,519,5601.59%2.42%
14 September 20201,301292,87825,701637,1191,225260,0581,301112,5638,632,1231.52%2.43%
15 September 20201,327294,62026,174677,1861,202261,2601,327110,4128,742,5351.58%2.44%
16 September 20201,351296,39126,540637,2491,342262,6021,351112,6458,855,1801.57%2.45%
17 September 20201,372298,03926,979667,3151,143263,7451,372109,9858,965,1651.50%2.45%
18 September 20201,402299,81027,628627,3771,060264,8051,402111,1139,076,2781.59%2.46%
19 September 20201,432301,34827,786687,4451,312266,1171,43297,4169,173,6941.58%2.47%
20 September 20201,456302,86728,128617,5061,116267,2331,45695,3219,269,0151.59%2.48%
21 September 20201,491304,61028,601687,5741,202268,4351,491112,9429,381,9571.54%2.49%
22 September 20201,522306,30228,967657,6391,261269,6961,522114,3119,496,2681.48%2.49%
23 September 20201,561308,06929,635727,7111,027270,7231,561112,1029,608,3701.58%2.50%
24 September 20201,573309,79030,041747,7851,241271,9641,573113,3179,721,6871.52%2.51%
25 September 20201,601311,45530,315737,8581,318273,2821,601112,8859,834,5721.47%2.52%
26 September 20201,615312,96630,523717,9291,232274,5141,615102,0099,936,5811.48%2.53%
27 September 20201,583314,43330,806687,9971,116275,6301,583101,11910,037,7001.45%2.54%
28 September 20201,596315,84530,731658,0621,422277,0521,596115,52310,153,2231.22%2.55%
29 September 20201,583317,27230,638688,1301,452278,5041,583114,94010,268,1631.24%2.56%
30 September 20201,516318,66330,719658,1951,245279,7491,516112,09810,380,2611.24%2.57%
1 October 20201,507320,07030,657678,2621,402281,1511,507113,54610,493,8071.24%2.58%
2 October 20201,455321,51230,530638,3251,506282,6571,455114,85710,608,6641.26%2.59%
3 October 20201,470323,01430,762598,3841,211283,8681,470103,21910,711,8831.46%2.60%
4 October 20201,475324,44330,952578,4411,182285,0501,475104,40210,816,2851.37%2.60%
5 October 20201,412326,04631,178578,4981,320286,3701,412115,63210,931,9171.39%2.61%
6 October 20201,414327,55731,405558,5531,229287,5991,414112,42111,044,3381.34%2.61%
7 October 20201,411329,13831,575568,6091,355288,9541,411116,60811,160,9461.36%2.62%
8 October 20201,403330,75331,734588,6671,398290,3521,403117,10111,278,0471.38%2.62%
9 October 20201,398332,38231,906558,7221,402291,7541,398115,29511,393,3421.41%2.62%
10 October 20201,414334,03132,108568,7781,391293,1451,414113,10211,506,4441.46%2.63%
11 October 20201,411335,53332,339598,8371,212294,3571,411109,30111,615,7451.37%2.63%
12 October 20201,417337,14732,594588,8951,301295,6581,417115,60511,731,3501.40%2.64%
13 October 20201,416338,77932,850628,9571,314296,9721,416114,99211,846,3421.42%2.64%
14 October 20201,418340,45033,068579,0141,396298,3681,418115,32811,961,6701.45%2.65%
15 October 20201,408342,14333,384669,0801,311299,6791,408116,10312,077,7731.46%2.65%
16 October 20201,445343,95533,704739,1531,419301,0981,445117,00512,194,7781.55%2.66%
17 October 20201,428345,67833,955719,2241,401302,4991,428112,13112,306,9091.54%2.67%
18 October 20201,427347,49334,194729,2961,504304,0031,427101,40312,408,3121.79%2.68%
19 October 20201,447349,51934,721759,3711,424305,4271,447116,24912,524,5611.74%2.68%
20 October 20201,545351,41335,029749,4451,512306,9391,545116,56512,641,1261.62%2.69%
21 October 20201,504353,42635,467689,5131,507308,4461,504117,94312,759,0691.71%2.69%
22 October 20201,599355,52835,917719,5841,581310,0271,599117,19812,876,2671.79%2.70%
23 October 20201,648357,69336,515749,6581,493311,5201,648115,97912,992,2461.87%2.70%
24 October 20201,699359,78436,964699,7271,573313,0931,699113,42713,105,6731.84%2.70%
25 October 20201,744361,80137,612729,7991,297314,3901,744112,21513,217,8881.80%2.71%
26 October 20201,780363,99938,117759,8741,618316,0081,780132,91313,350,8011.65%2.71%
27 October 20201,827366,20838,739769,9501,511317,5191,827127,65113,478,4521.73%2.72%
28 October 20201,836368,51339,3057710,0271,662319,1811,836128,31213,606,7641.80%2.72%
29 October 20201,916370,83239,9717210,0991,581320,7621,916134,41613,741,1801.73%2.72%
30 October 20201,966373,15440,5127810,1771,703322,4651,966136,52513,877,7051.70%2.73%
31 October 20202,075375,36741,1447510,2521,506323,9712,075124,10914,001,8141.78%2.73%
1 November 20202,177377,47341,6617410,3261,515325,4862,177123,34314,125,1571.71%2.74%
2 November 20202,341379,77542,3667610,4021,521327,0072,341139,10314,264,2601.65%2.74%
3 November 20202,386382,11842,8137910,4811,817328,8242,386146,24714,410,5071.60%2.74%
4 November 20202,464384,50943,2867710,5581,841330,6652,464144,41614,554,9231.66%2.75%
5 November 20202,564386,82043,8028110,6391,714332,3792,564146,02814,700,9511.58%2.75%
6 November 20202,654389,25644,2418310,7221,914334,2932,654145,24114,846,1921.68%2.75%
7 November 20202,730391,73944,7158110,8031,928336,2212,730139,67514,985,8671.78%2.76%
8 November 20202,740394,25545,1298410,8872,018338,2392,740141,94415,127,8111.77%2.76%
9 November 20202,867396,83145,5738510,9722,047340,2862,867145,41115,273,2221.77%2.76%
10 November 20203,001399,36045,8008711,0592,215342,5013,001146,19815,419,4201.73%2.77%
11 November 20203,095402,05346,2958611,1452,112344,6133,095145,98915,565,4091.84%2.77%
12 November 20202,841404,89446,8678811,2332,181346,7943,230148,48215,713,8911.91%2.77%
13 November 20203,045407,93947,8099311,3262,010348,8043,356149,94215,863,8332.03%2.78%
14 November 20203,116411,05548,5359211,4182,298351,1023,423150,14116,013,9742.08%2.78%
15 November 20203,223414,27849,1088911,5072,561353,6633,439142,49616,156,4702.26%2.78%
16 November 20203,316417,59449,6189411,6012,712356,3753,610151,51616,307,9862.19%2.78%
17 November 20203,819421,41350,64610311,7042,688359,0633,657156,69216,464,6782.44%2.78%
18 November 20204,215425,62852,15311611,8202,592361,6553,742148,48215,713,8912.65%2.78%
19 November 20204,542430,17053,65412311,9432,918364,5733,850157,75616,781,2452.88%2.78%
20 November 20205,103435,27355,59714112,0843,019367,5923,990156,64216,937,8873.26%2.78%
21 November 20205,532440,80557,761135122193,233370,8254,121152,21417,090,1013.63%2.77%
22 November 20206,017446,82259,82713912,3583,812374,6374,217155,51617,245,6173.87%2.77%
23 November 20206,713453,53563,13315312,5113,254377,8914,409161,12517,406,7424.17%2.76%
24 November 20207,381460,91666,67516112,6723,678381,5694,543162,23117,568,9734.55%2.75%
25 November 20206,81421,507489,23790,91716812,8403,911385,4804,641164,54717,733,52017.21%0.94%
26 November 20206,87622,256518,369116,58417413,0143,291388,7714,711168,34817,901,86817.30%0.93%
27 November 20206,59223,253548,214142,40717713,1913,845392,6164,816171,11318,072,98117.44%0.93%
28 November 20206,71423,389578,347168,74718213,3733,611396,2274,903174,44318,247,42417.26%0.93%
29 November 20206,43922,842607,628193,82818513,5584,015400,2425,011168,21218,415,63617.41%0.93%
30 November 20206,51424,705638,847220,37418813,7464,485404,7275,190176,65618,592,29217.67%0.92%
1 December 20206,10124,009668,957245,70119013,9364,593409,3205,303180,31218,772,60416.70%0.92%
2 December 20206,69025,233700,880272,58019314,1294,821414,1415,502183,62418,956,22817.38%0.92%
3 December 20206,51125,770733,261300,58418714,3164,190418,3315,611187,51819,143,74617.27%0.92%
4 December 20206,90325,833765,997328,31619314,5094,811423,1425,703194,43519,338,18116.84%0.91%
5 December 20206,12825,768797,893355,91619614,7054,100427,2425,800178,90319,517,08417.83%0.91%
6 December 20206,09324,309828,295382,11219514,9004,011431,2535,805174,76119,691,84517.40%0.91%
7 December 20206,42025,717860,432409,02920315,1035,017436,2705,836196,90219,888,74716.32%0.91%
8 December 20206,59326,605893,630436,77121115,3145,245441,5155,882201,21920,089,96616.50%0.90%
9 December 20206,21325,499925,342462,42021715,5315,846447,3615,901204,41120,294,37715.51%0.90%
10 December 20205,91824,5061,748,5671,280,22322015,7515,232452,5935,943206,20220,500,57914.75%0.90%
11 December 20205,60726,4991,780,6731,255,25122615,9775,516458,1095,952208,87320,709,45215.37%0.90%
12 December 20205,20323,9331,809,809212,04522216,19920,1911,581,5655,961189,06520,898,51715.41%0.90%
13 December 20205,10321,8161,836,728216,53121816,41722,2151,603,7805,973181,19921,079,71614.86%0.89%
14 December 20205,06424,5531,866,345217,75522916,64628,1641,631,9445,980204,28921,284,00514.50%0.89%
15 December 20205,10526,9971,898,447220,37523516,88129,2471,661,1915,988206,19021,490,19515.57%0.89%
16 December 20204,89324,8251,928,165219,93124017,12129,9221,691,1135,960205,39721,695,59214.47%0.89%
17 December 20204,20923,3061,955,680216,70924317,36430,4941,721,6075,803206,10221,901,69413.35%0.89%
18 December 20204,10322,3071,982,090210,92824617,61031,9451,753,5525,707205,80922,107,50312.83%0.89%
19 December 20204,00218,1932,004,285207,36624117,85125,5161,779,0685,501173,13222,280,63510.22%0.89%
20 December 20203,54616,7702,024,601206,21824618,09721,2181,800,2865,347158,89222,439,52712.79%0.89%
21 December 20203,41215,6912,043,704190,64825418,35134,4191,834,7055,192196,11022,635,6379.74%0.90%
22 December 20203,30915,9472,062,960177,54325118,60232,1101,866,8155,008192,31622,827,95310.01%0.90%
23 December 20203,19216,4582,082,610162,44225918,86134,4921,901,3074,901202,20923,030,1629.72%0.91%
24 December 20203,21814,8842,100,712146,30525419,11533,9851,935,2924,805195,67523,225,8379.25%0.91%
25 December 20203,19914,3442,118,255128,08125619,37135,5111,970,8034,702201,10423,426,9418.72%0.91%
26 December 20203,00212,1162,133,373119,71525319,62423,2311,994,0344,501178,87223,605,8138.45%0.92%
27 December 20202,80611,3992,147,578112,47025419,87821,1962,015,2304,309172,11323,777,9268.25%0.93%
28 December 20202,81612,3812,162,775105,20725720,13522,2032,037,4334,251180,89223,958,8188.40%0.93%
29 December 20202,78313,0222,178,58099,75525320,38821,0042,058,4374,191183,11724,141,9358.63%0.94%
30 December 20202,61213,0802,194,27295,00125420,64220,1922,078,6294,098184,41524,326,3508.51%0.94%
31 December 20202,21912,1612,208,65287,12123920,88122,0212,100,6503,918178,21724,504,5678.07%0.95%
01 January 20211,90810,2952,220,85585,00221221,09314,1102,114,7603,891158,10324,662,6707.72%0.95%
02 January 20211,7139,4672,232,03584,30820221,29511,6722,126,4323,764149,21824,811,8887.49%0.95%
03 January 20211,5158,3622,241,91283,89019321,48810,1022,136,5343,612138,94124,950,8297.11%0.96%
04 January 20211,50812,1872,255,60787,49219721,6859,8962,146,4303,522181,32325,132,1527.55%0.96%
05 January 20211,47713,0172,270,10192,88419421,8798,9082,155,3383,410183,41325,315,5657.90%0.96%
06 January 20211,45812,3722,283,93197,82119122,0708,7022,164,0403,303182,64525,498,2107.57%0.97%
07 January 20211,37010,8012,296,102101,58719422,2648,2112,172,2513,201183,00325,681,2136.65%0.97%
08 January 20211,29110,1882,307,581102,98618622,4509,8942,182,1453,094184,19325,865,4066.23%0.97%
09 January 20211,1038,4342,317,118104,44018122,6317,9022,190,0472,903168,28926,033,6955.67%0.98%
10 January 20211,0178,1212,326,256105,29917622,8078,1032,198,1502,811162,78626,196,4815.61%0.98%
11 January 20211,0039,2172,336,476105,04417422,98110,3012,208,4512,783180,30326,376,7845.67%0.98%
12 January 20219838,8262,346,285104,66917123,15210,0132,218,4642,701179,20826,555,9925.47%0.99%
13 January 20219718,5832,355,839104,58717323,3259,4632,227,9272,652173,60326,729,5955.50%0.99%
14 January 20219588,0042,364,801104,36817023,4959,0112,236,9382,512169,84726,899,4425.28%0.99%
15 January 20219217,3932,373,115103,40416923,6649,1092,246,0472,311167,21127,066,6534.97%1.00%
16 January 20219026,6482,380,665102,78116823,8328,0052,254,0522,265156,79227,223,4454.82%1.00%
17 January 20218035,6332,387,101100,24016523,9978,8122,262,8642,201148,63627,372,0814.33%1.01%
18 January 20217495,1132,392,96398,03316424,1617,9052,270,7692,183151,34227,523,4233.87%1.01%
19 January 20217616,0572,399,78197,46616724,3287,2182,277,9872,162175,13327,698,5563.89%1.01%
20 January 20217525,6832,406,21697,81015924,4875,9322,283,9192,102168,89427,867,4503.81%1.02%
21 January 20217435,5462,412,50597,83315324,6406,1132,290,0322,074165,10928,032,5593.81%1.02%
22 January 20217345,2332,418,47297,63314924,7896,0182,296,0502,003163,34228,195,9013.65%1.02%
23 January 20217235,1332,424,32897,53414424,9335,8112,301,8611,962152,75828,348,6593.83%1.03%
24 January 20216844,5932,429,60596,81114025,0735,8602,307,7211,905148,42528,497,0843.56%1.03%
25 January 20216714,9712,435,24795,63413725,2106,6822,314,4031,808151,10928,648,1933.73%1.04%
26 January 20216816,4222,442,35094,49513425,3448,1082,322,5111,791180,30328,828,4963.94%1.04%
27 January 20216756,8142,449,83993,04913225,4768,8032,331,3141,765179,41929,007,9154.17%1.04%
28 January 20216706,6092,457,11891,29712925,6058,9022,340,2161,751173,21029,181,1254.20%1.04%
29 January 20216646,2482,464,03089,98513125,7368,0932,348,3091,740165,09429,346,2194.19%1.04%
30 January 20216586,2132,470,90189,62712925,8657,1002,355,4091,692148,78529,495,0044.62%1.05%
31 January 20216415,9212,477,46389,05512825,9937,0062,362,4151,634136,41829,631,4224.81%1.05%
01 February 20216367,0832,485,18288,63412426,1178,0162,370,4311,615141,70329,773,1255.45%1.05%
02 February 20216307,7952,492,97787,67012026,2378,6392,379,0701,592140,12029,913,2457.98%1.05%
03 February 20216327,4702,501,07987,34111726,3548,3142,387,3841,523148,19230,061,4375.47%1.05%
04 February 20216277,2822,508,98886,32211326,4678,8152,396,1991,501145,06730,206,5045.45%1.05%
05 February 20216207,2812,516,88985,89611026,5778,2172,404,4161,423142,53830,349,0425.54%1.06%
06 February 20216187,2792,524,78685,59610826,6858,0892,412,5051,337137,64930,486,6915.74%1.06%
07 February 20216236,0472,531,45683,95311226,7978,2012,420,7061,317129,71530,616,4065.14%1.06%
08 February 20216327,4712,539,55983,38610326,9008,5672,429,2731,310139,37830,755,7845.81%1.06%
09 February 20216597,9772,548,19583,8159826,9988,1092,437,3821,310137,71230,893,4966.27%1.06%
10 February 20216647,9782,556,83784,4599527,0937,9032,445,2851,308135,86731,029,3636.36%1.06%
11 February 20216606,9302,564,42784,1449427,1877,8112,453,0961,256130,31331,159,6765.82%1.06%
12 February 20216677,0962,572,19083,7029727,2848,1082,461,2041,250129,63031,289,3065.99%1.06%
13 February 20216717,0352,579,89684,1009327,3777,2152,468,4191,235123,30531,412,6116.25%1.06%
14 February 20216665,6212,586,18383,3839427,4716,9102,475,3291,230104,10831,516,7196.04%1.06%
15 February 20216607,2852,594,12884,1319127,5627,1062,482,4351,232116,45231,633,1716.82%1.06%
16 February 20216587,2482,602,03484,7589027,6527,1892,489,6241,201115,79431,748,9656.83%1.06%
17 February 20216496,6762,609,35984,7888627,7387,2092,496,8331,193117,12131,866,0866.25%1.06%
18 February 20216406,6012,616,60084,7298327,8217,2172,504,0501,187115,40631,981,4926.27%1.06%
19 February 20216386,7812,624,01984,5688227,9037,4982,511,5481,185116,67432,098,1666.36%1.06%
20 February 20216357,2222,631,87685,1358027,9837,2102,518,7581,180118,91132,217,0776.61%1.06%
21 February 20216015,9452,638,42286,6027728,0605,0022,523,7601,185101,10532,318,1826.47%1.06%
22 February 20216237,4812,646,52688,9387828,1385,6902,529,4501,189118,81632,436,9986.82%1.06%
23 February 20216338,4742,655,63392,4247528,2135,5462,534,9961,185123,73432,560,7327.36%1.06%
24 February 20216608,9012,665,19496,6167228,2855,2972,540,2931,200124,01532,684,7477.71%1.06%
25 February 20216588,9142,674,76699,9057328,3586,2102,546,5031,192126,52732,811,2747.57%1.06%
26 February 20216498,5562,683,97198,7547428,43210,2822,556,7851,195128,38732,939,6617.17%1.06%
27 February 20216218,5722,693,16498,9387128,5038,9382,565,7231,187125,71633,065,3777.31%1.06%
28 February 20216107,8142,701,588100,7856628,5696,5112,572,2341,191109,63933,175,0167.68%1.06%
01 March 20216459,2462,711,479104,6606928,6385,9472,578,1811,215130,53633,305,5527.58%1.06%
02 March 202166811,1692,723,316108,5376828,7067,8922,586,0731,227135,29133,440,8438.75%1.05%
03 March 202168910,8312,734,836112,8016528,7717,1912,593,2641,224138,01833,578,8618.35%1.05%
04 March 202168510,6372,746,158116,1826828,8397,8732,601,1371,220137,88533,716,7468.21%1.05%
05 March 202169810,6042,757,460119,7116228,9017,7112,608,8481,232138,21433,854,9608.18%1.05%
06 March 202170211,0682,769,230124,1266428,9657,2912,616,1391,230138,59233,993,5528.49%1.05%
07 March 202173510,4522,780,417127,4636529,0307,7852,623,9241,261129,29934,122,8518.65%1.04%
08 March 202176712,4482,793,632132,5086429,0948,1062,632,0301,239139,42934,262,2809.48%1.04%
09 March 202180112,9542,807,387137,5586629,1608,6392,640,6691,289140,82834,403,1089.77%1.04%
10 March 202181413,7422,821,943142,8546729,2279,1932,649,8621,309145,13034,548,23810.03%1.04%
11 March 202182113,2252,835,989147,6066329,2909,2312,659,0931,310146,38634,694,6249.60%1.03%
12 March 202183414,1072,850,930151,3016629,35611,1802,670,2731,349148,85634,843,48010.04%1.03%
13 March 202184114,2412,866,012151,0316529,42115,2872,685,5601,350150,09834,993,57810.05%1.03%
14 March 202185212,5262,879,390148,8256829,48915,5162,701,0761,392132,42535,126,00310.10%1.02%
15 March 202185814,6452,894,893148,3726329,55215,8932,716,9691,425151,11335,277,11610.26%1.02%
16 March 202187415,8752,911,642147,1577129,62317,8932,734,8621,474158,38635,435,50210.57%1.02%
17 March 202186918,0432,930,554148,8357329,69617,1612,752,0231,484167,52635,603,02811.29%1.01%
18 March 202190219,1472,950,603150,1888129,77718,6152,770,6381,503184,45235,787,48010.87%1.01%
19 March 202193420,0962,971,633153,0128729,86418,1192,788,7571,547187,85935,975,33911.19%1.00%
20 March 202195820,1032,992,694155,1639529,95918,8152,807,5721,538190,12936,165,46811.08%1.00%
21 March 202196519,4633,013,122157,87410230,06117,6152,825,1871,568189,90636,355,37410.76%1.00%
22 March 202198121,2353,035,338160,47911730,17819,4942,844,6811,644201,21536,556,58911.04%0.99%
23 March 20211,00625,1763,061,520167,32213830,31619,2012,863,8821,710211,84836,768,43712.36%0.99%
24 March 20211,14228,6203,091,282179,17714630,46217,7612,881,6431,720221,73836,990,17513.42%0.99%
25 March 20211,21027,5213,120,013188,56515730,61919,1862,900,8291,790222,75337,212,92812.90%0.98%
26 March 20211,25327,8283,149,094197,28515330,77220,2082,921,0371,810220,98537,433,91313.16%0.98%
27 March 20211,28128,7403,179,115208,26315130,92318,8922,939,9291,886223,21337,657,127113.45%0.97%
28 March 20211,30527,7533,208,173220,00415331,07617,1642,957,0931,968220,10937,877,23613.20%0.97%
29 March 20211,32531,0793,240,577234,23915431,23018,0152,975,1081,998225,51138,102,74714.37%0.96%
30 March 20211,37635,9273,277,880251,46215531,38519,9252,995,0332,054235,29838,338,04515.85%0.96%
31 March 20211,40137,9013,317,182271,41915231,53719,1933,014,2262,082240,01238,578,05716.38%0.95%
01 April 20211,42439,3823,357,988291,23217631,71320,8173,035,0432,135243,73838,821,79516.74%0.94%
02 April 20211,47140,8373,400,296308,94217931,89224,4193,059,4622,182248,96839,070,76316.99%0.94%
03 April 20211,48343,2733,445,052330,29818632,07823,2143,082,6762,231249,12639,319,88917.97%0.93%
04 April 20211,50840,4903,487,050349,43718532,26322,6743,105,3502,311246,21039,566,09917.06%0.93%
05 April 20211,70640,8453,529,601366,16819332,45625,6273,130,9772,407245,49639,811,59517.33%0.92%
06 April 20212,00347,5813,579,185387,04321132,66728,4983,159,4752,477271,54740,083,14218.26%0.91%
07 April 20212,20352,5373,633,925406,00427632,94335,5033,194,9782,604302,10840,385,25018.12%0.91%
08 April 20212,31653,6253,689,866423,77325833,20137,9143,232,8922,615304,49240,689,74218.37%0.90%
09 April 20212,40853,3833,745,657443,52525333,45435,7863,268,6782,658305,10340,994,84518.29%0.89%
10 April 20212,49750,1793,798,333463,41424833,70232,5393,301,2172,739302,73541,297,58017.40%0.89%
11 April 20212,54848,1303,849,011483,66123733,93930,1943,331,4112,824294,27441,591,85417.22%0.88%
12 April 20212,67151,8913,903,573496,76224334,18241,2183,372,6292,891301,06841,892,92218.12%0.88%
13 April 20212,72356,4643,962,760503,57227334,45552,1043,424,7332,951306,56342,199,48519.31%0.87%
14 April 20212,80259,9954,025,557510,67727934,73455,4133,480,1463,018310,42042,509,90520.23%0.86%
15 April 20212,84558,5554,086,957516,88629735,03154,8943,535,0403,080318,21742,828,12219.30%0.86%
16 April 20212,91560,1674,150,039523,16928935,32056,5103,591,5503,205320,07843,148,20019.71%0.85%
17 April 20212,97359,6334,212,645533,30328835,60852,1843,643,7343,240319,31643,467,51619.61%0.85%
18 April 20213,10152,7014,268,447544,93131835,92643,8563,687,5903,275301,24343,768,75918.52%0.84%
19 April 20212,86252,2874,323,596550,79234136,26748,9473,736,5373,319318,86944,087,62817.30%0.84%
20 April 20212,89558,1334,384,624555,88234636,61355,5923,792,1293,375322,12844,409,75618.95%0.84%
21 April 20212,93259,0354,446,591565,27436236,97552,2133,844,3423,398318,83944,728,59519.44%0.83%
22 April 20213,12851,6634,501,382554,11835437,32965,5933,909,9353,463312,10945,040,70417.56%0.83%
23 April 20213,08946,3494,550,820543,03734337,67260,1763,970,1113,475302,09145,342,79516.37%0.83%
24 April 20212,90537,6914,591,416530,99733938,01152,2974,022,4083,511281,18345,623,97814.44%0.83%
25 April 20212,80135,7524,629,969517,96734738,35851,2364,073,6443,590260,28045,884,25814.81%0.83%
26 April 20212,71634,5964,667,281506,89935338,71148,0274,121,6713,563268,89346,153,15113.88%0.83%
27 April 20212,70340,5984,710,582504,26234639,05745,5924,167,2633,549282,19246,435,34315.34%0.83%
28 April 20212,72837,7164,751,026499,16734139,39845,1984,212,4613,558283,26146,718,60414.28%0.83%
29 April 20212,71534,9594,788,700493,24933939,73743,2534,255,7143,581278,10846,996,71213.55%0.83%
30 April 20212,67329,2184,820,591456,56339440,13168,1834,323,8973,534265,28747,261,99912.02%0.83%
1 May 20212,61526,2024,849,408403,70537340,50481,3024,405,1993,525242,19447,504,19311.90%0.84%
2 May 20212,58723,3934,875,388354,16334040,84475,1824,480,3813,532240,14547,744,33810.82%0.84%
3 May 20212,50122,2324,900,121343,11134741,19135,4384,515,8193,438243,64847,987,98610.15%0.84%
4 May 20212,48326,5144,929,118333,55433641,52738,2184,554,0373,452241,74748,229,73311.99%0.84%
DateNew [lower-alpha 1] New [lower-alpha 2] TotalActive [lower-alpha 3] NewTotalNewTotalSeriousNewTotalPositivityFatality
Confirmed casesDeathsRecoveriesSevere casesNumber of testsRatios

Sources:

Notes:

  1. 1 2 Positive results were classified as either "symptomatic" or "asymptomatic" starting on July 29, 2020. The government disclosed only "symptomatic" cases between July 29 and November 25, 2020.
  2. 1 2 Positive results were classified as either "symptomatic" or "asymptomatic" starting on July 29, 2020. The government started disclosing "asymptomatic" cases on November 25, 2020.
  3. 1 2 The government does not announce the number of active cases, which is calculated by using government data (total number of deaths, recoveries, and cases).

Graphs

Cumulative cases, recoveries, and deaths

  Total confirmed cases  Active cases  Recoveries  Deaths