Turkey Reports 37,407 New COVID-19 Cases, 130 Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Turkey’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said they have registered 37,407 new COVID-19 cases and 130 related deaths in the past 24 hours across the country.

The ministry in a statement said they have also carried as many as 365,005 COVID-19 tests during the span of time. Another 69,294 patients were also recovered and discharged from hospitals during the same period of time, it added.

Turkey has 14,425,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 95,811 related deaths, while another 3,882,425 people have fully recovered since the outbreak of the virus started in the society around two years ago.

The ministry furthered that they administered more than 146 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021. “We have accelerated the vaccination campaign in order to counter the spread of the virus,” the statement added.

Over 57.72 million people have received a first vaccine jab, while over 52.87 million received second doses, the ministry said, as it also removed mandatory wearing masks in public after the virus seemed to be receding across the country.

According to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, since December 2019, the virus has claimed over 6 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 448 million cases reported worldwide.

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