Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced today 23 new coronavirus-related deaths. The minister announced that today 9,982 tests had been carried out and that 1,815 samples had tested positive for coronavirus. In Turkey, 131 people have died and 9.217 cases have been confirmed so far.
The increase in the number of tests being carried out in Turkey, as well as the surge in the number of tests that come back positive are truly notable. The number of tests carried out daily has skyrocketed from 2,000 to almost 10,000, a development which is regarded as a positive step by the Turkish authorities to counter the coronavirus spread. While initially the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases was 8% in relation to the tests conducted, now the rates range from 20% to 27%. /ibna