Turkey reports over 7,400 new coronavirus infections

Turkey reports over 7,400 new coronavirus infections
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  • calendar-gray 19 February 2021

Turkey on Friday reported 7,419 new coronavirus cases, including 638 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry, APA reports.

The country's case-count passed 2.62 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 27,903, with 82 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 7,498 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.5 million.

More than 32.09 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 116,674 since Thursday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 1,185.

On Jan. 14, Turkey began a mass vaccination campaign, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

Since last December, Turkey has been implementing curfew on weeknights and a full weekend curfew to curb the spread of the virus.

The pandemic has claimed more than 2.44 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 110.43 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now more than 62 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of cases.

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