Daily coronavirus cases below 9,000 in Turkey

Daily coronavirus cases below 9,000 in Turkey
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  • calendar-gray 15 January 2021

Turkey reported 8,962 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, APA reports citing Anadolu.

Among the fresh cases were 958 symptomatic patients confirmed across the country, according to Health Ministry data.

Turkey's overall case tally is around 2.36 million. The nationwide death toll hit 23,495 with 170 new fatalities recorded over the past day.

A further of 9,011 patients recovered in the country for a total above 2.23 million.

More than 26.89 million COVID-19 tests have been carried out in Turkey to date, with 169,847 done over the past 24 hours.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition has dropped to 2,512.

“The most important way to get rid of this pandemic is vaccination,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters in the capital Ankara.

He urged everyone to get vaccinated when their turn comes under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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