COVID-19 TURKEY UPDATE
Number of daily cases started to increase recently. This was mainly affected by the local tourism which was aggravated with the recent 4 day long national holiday.
The population slightly migrated from major cities to the rural and resort areas. This increased the pressure on rural hospitals with limited capacity.
Number of daily cases has increased in the major cities as well. Health Authority of Ankara, capital city released a document calling for a series of precautions for state hospitals. Calling the hospitals to spare the half of their bed capacity for COVID-19 cases and postponing any non-urgent admissions. These precautions are similar to the ones in the March-April period where a significant increase of cases were observed.
Compared to the previous day, the number of COVID-19 tests, and the number of new hospital discharges increased (respectively 3,2% and 2,1%), the number of new intubated patients decreased (-6,7%).
Considering the percentage of changes in the cases by NUTS-1, the highest decrease was in the Western Marmara Region (-63,6%), the highest increases were in the Aegean and Eastern Blacksea Regions compared to the previous day. When analyzed in terms of the number of cases, these differences were only 26 and 9 cases.
The number of new COVID-19 cases per 1.000.000 population was 11,8 for women and 17,6 for men among the 80 aged and over.
Western Marmara Region has the highest decrease in the number of new hospitalizations (-33,3%). On the other hand, the Northeastern Anatolia Region has the highest increase in the number of new hospital discharges compared to the previous day.
Dr. Mevlüt Cengiz, Medical Operations Manager