Spread of COVID-19 in TurkeySince the beginning of the pandemic until May 28th, 2023, a total of 17,004,677 infected people and 101,419 deaths have been reported in Turkey.
The total of 17,004,677 infected people currently represents 20.16 percent of the total population.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 139.69 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 29th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 50.97 million people who have received at least one vaccination (61.9 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 27.90 million people (33.6 percent).
50.67 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Turkey (= 60.9 percent).
This means that Turkey is only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 119 countries.
Weight and size
|Body height||176 cm||161 cm|
|Weight||84.0 kg||75.0 kg|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Turkey, 30.7 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Turkey is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 2.9 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 149,000 physicians in Turkey, there are about 1.76 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 16 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.