COVID-19: Turkey Reports 44,869 New Cases, 160 Deaths in 24 Hours

Turkey’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said new COVID-19 infections are rising again with a new record of 44,869 COVID-19 cases and 160 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The number of daily new cases was the highest since April 23, the ministry said in a statement.

“We should adjust the social distance knowing that the Omicron variant is easily transmitted. We should also get booster vaccines on time,” Turkey Public Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca said.

Another 27,492 patients were recovered and discharged from hospitals within 24 hours, according to the statement, citing 368,913 suspected samples were tested during the same period of time.

The ministry said around 91.77 percent of the country’s adult population received at least one vaccine dose and 83.26 percent received at least two doses.

A total of 132.89 million jabs have been administered, with 56.96 million people receiving at least one jab, 51.57 million people receiving at least two jabs and 19.68 million people receiving at least three jabs, the statement added.

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