2019 Coronavirus Pandemic in Turkey and Across the World

ER A. G. , ÜNAL S.

FLORA INFEKSIYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLINIK MIKROBIYOLOJI DERGISI, cilt.25, sa.1, ss.1-8, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5578/flora.202001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-8


The novel coronavirus, which was called 2019-nCoV at the beginning of the outbreak, was named SARS-CoV-2 later. The clinical disease caused by the virus was also called Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11.03.2020. As of 26.03.2020, there have been 462.684 confirmed cases and 20.834 deaths globally, and these numbers are expected to increase in the coming days. The dynamics of virus spread are investigated with various models and outbreak parameters such as incubation time and basic reproduction number (R-0) is tried to be illuminated. According to official numbers, as of 03.26.2020, there have also been 3629 cases and 75 deaths in Turkey. COVID-19 Guideline prepared by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey is constantly updated with additional prevention and treatment strategies. Various predictions are made for the future course of the pandemic, and the contribution of the spread of the virus in Africa and seasonal changes on this issue has been investigated.