October 21, 2020

Turkey’s Covid-19 Recoveries Surpass New Cases for First Time

(Bloomberg) — Turkey’s daily recoveries surpassed new cases for the first time since the first coronavirus case was reported on March 10, suggesting that the outbreak in the country may be reaching a peak.In the last 24 hours, 3,246 people have been discharged from hospitals in Turkey, about 15% of the total number of people who have recovered, compared with 3,122 new coronavirus cases. Total cases are up 3.1% on a daily basis to 104,912 in all. Total fatalities now stand at 2,600 with the 109 new deaths reported.Turkey is targeting a gradual opening of its economy in late May, as Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens must comply with restrictions during Ramadan. Erdogan’s government has declared a lockdown on 31 cities, including Istanbul, the epicenter of outbreak in Turkey, during weekends and national holidays.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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