Great success in fighting the epidemic: less than a thousand cases

The coronavirus epidemic has opened the door to a new era. The number of daily COVID-19 cases, which was last announced below 1000 on August 3, 2020, has dropped to 905 almost 2 years later.

The most important aspect of this situation is the removal of the obligation to wear a mask, the rules of which are determined by the decision of the scientific committee. According to the decision, if the number of cases below 1000 is seen, the obligation to wear a mask on public transport will be lifted.

We have exceeded 100 thousand

After the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Turkey on March 11, 2020, with the rapid spread of the virus, the number of daily cases increased to 1196 on March 26, 2020. Daily cases have rarely fallen below this number in recent months.

During the epidemic, the number of daily cases, which exceeded 111,000, dropped to 2,000 last month. Subsequently, it was expected that the number of cases would be reduced to less than 1000 to remove the obligation to use masks in closed spaces completely removed in public transport vehicles and health institutions.

Health Minister Fahretin Koka made a statement on his social media account.

“The day we’ve been waiting for has come. The number of cases has dropped below 1,000. Our death toll is 5. For three days in a row, when the number of cases is below a thousand, masks will be used. Free, not mandatory, public transport.

The number of daily cases has decreased by 75%

Although a total of 171,533 cases were identified in April, the total number of cases in the first 22 days of this month was 31,205.

The daily average number of cases, which was 5,717 last month, dropped to 1,418 in the first 22 days of this month. Thus, the number of daily cases has decreased by 75 percent as compared to the previous month.

The number of daily cases, which was announced as 905 yesterday, has dropped below 1000 for the first time since 3 August 2020.

Signs of victory after 2 years: Cases below 1000, death toll down to 5

The death toll has also dropped

As a result of the vaccine, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 cases and serious illnesses of the virus has decreased compared to the previous month.

COVID-19 killed 738 people in April, a total of 159 in the 22-day period this month. Thus, the daily average death toll decreased from 24.6 to 7.22.

So, will the obligation to wear a mask be completely removed? Is coronavirus epidemic normal now? Will the case increase again in winter months?

University of Health Sciences, Professor of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Kemalettin Aydın assessed TRT Haber with epidemics and the number of cases below 1000.

“Case may go beyond 1000 again”

Aydin added that the number of falling cases could increase gradually, adding:

“We can only predict these days, but now we are alive. There is no limit to the number of 1000. So there is no difference between 950 and 1000. It has a value in terms of sustainability of social life. The importance of this process is to maintain the need for masks in public transport. This situation also needs to be decided on a case by case basis. Because summer is coming and not everyone follows the rules of masks. “

Aiden added that the number of cases falling below 1,000 could rise again.

“Those who have come to the hospital at the moment are not in serious condition. We can see that the situation is likely to improve in the coming days. “

“Masks can work for people with low immunity”

Aydin stressed that Turkey had overcome the epidemic through a great struggle:

“Those who pay attention to their personal precautions should be respected. The disease persists in those who do not test. It should not be forgotten that the psychological stress that has been going on for 2 years. For those with low immunity, the obligation to wear a mask may need to be continued. “

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