Turkey‘s Health Ministry on March 30 announced the latest weekly infection rates of the novel coronavirus across Turkey’s 81 provinces on March 20-26.
The number of cases per 100,000 people was over 401 in the metropolis Istanbul, up from 251 in the previous week, and 184 in the capital Ankara from 107, and 156 in the western Izmir province from 111.
According to the data, Turkey’s Black Sea province of Samsun continued to have the highest weekly case total with 586 per 100,000 people.
The southeastern provinces of Şırnak, Siirt, Şanlıurfa and Mardin and eastern province of Van had the lowest COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people between the given dates, with Sirnak having just 13.
Since Turkey began a mass COVID-vaccination campaign on Jan. 14, it has administered some 15.68 million coronavirus vaccine jabs, according to official figures.
Over 8.8 million people to date have received their first doses of a vaccine against the coronavirus, while second doses were given to more than 6.7 million.
In the face of rising case and fatality numbers, Turkey on Monday announced the return of weekend curfews in high-risk areas, as well as other restrictions, in addition to special measures for the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Hurriyet Daily News