Measles cases soar 400 percent in Africa this year

Africa is facing an explosion of preventable diseases due to delays in vaccinating children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on April 28, with measles cases jumping 400 percent.

Twenty African countries reported measles outbreaks in the first quarter of this year, eight more than in the first three months of 2021.

Science Board to hold crucial meeting, says health minister

The Health Ministry's Science Board will discuss the latest situation in the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus-related measures, the country's top health official has said.

Speaking at the northwestern province of Bursa, Fahrettin Koca noted that the number of daily infections has declined to 3,200 as of April 17, which marked the lowest level in the past one and a half years.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 declining, says health minister

Hospitalizations in Turkey due to COVID-19 is in decline, the country's health minister has said, however, renewing calls on the public to get a booster shot against the virus.

"Following a noticeable drop, the number of daily cases remain at a certain level," Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter.

More than 400 million People in the World have been Infected with COVID-19

The number of reported cases of coronavirus infection in the world since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 400 million, according to the American Johns Hopkins University, which conducts the census based on information from international organizations and federal and local authorities.

New coronavirus update: As many as 35 people died

Since the last update, 35 people have died due to the consequences of the COVID-19 infection.
There are 119 patients on respirators.
In the last 24 hours, 30.998 samples were tested.
There are 2.922 patients in hospital.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 13.306 people have died as a result of the infection in Serbia, and the mortality rate is 0.85 percent.