Turkey’s COVID-19 cases maintain downward trend amid lockdown

Turkey reported over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday in the midst of a 17-day lockdown to curb rising infections.


VOICEPRESS reports that a total of 15,191 cases, including 2,102 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed. This is less than a third of the peak levels observed in mid-April.

Turkey’s overall case tally is over 5 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 43,029, with 283 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 25,694 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 4.72 million.

More than 49.39 million coronavirus tests have been done in Turkey to date, with 197,468 conducted since Saturday.