36% of peak and rising
182 infections per 100K people reported last 7 days
Turkey reports highest number of new infections since May
COVID-19 infections are increasing in Turkey, with 21,773 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 36% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on April 20.
There have been 5,770,833 infections and 51,519 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
Daily reported trends
How Turkey compares
There is no one perfect statistic to compare the outbreaks different countries have experienced during this pandemic. Looking at a variety of metrics gives you a more complete view of the virus’ toll on each country.
These charts show several different statistics, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that mark the various ways each country’s outbreak compares in its region and the world.
What it tells you...
Gives the true human toll of the virus on a country.
What it doesn’t
Can minimize the scale of the virus’ impact on smaller countries.
Infections in Asia and the Middle East
Deaths in Asia and the Middle East
* Latest average infections reporting
About this data
Reuters is collecting daily COVID-19 infections and deaths data for 240 countries and territories around the world, updated regularly throughout each day.
Every country reports those figures a little differently and, inevitably, misses undiagnosed infections and deaths. With this project we are focusing on the trends within countries as they try to contain the virus’ spread, whether they are approaching or past peak infection rates, or if they are seeing a resurgence of infections or deaths.
About COVID-19 data in Turkey
On December 10, Turkey added 1.2 million cases to their total infections count - asymptomatic cases from July 29 to December 10. While we were able to obtain the daily figures from these asymptomatic cases from Nov 25 to DEc 10, historical daily figures are not available. To still be able to see the trend despite the data spike, we decided to evenly spread 792,020 cases across 119 days