Turkey reports over 7,700 new coronavirus infections

Turkey reports over 7,700 new coronavirus infections
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Turkey on Monday reported 7,719 additional coronavirus cases, including 636 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The country's case tally passed 2.48 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 26,117, with 124 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 8,016 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.37 million.

More than 29.77 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 141,703 since Sunday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition dropped to 1,615.

Turkey began a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Jan. 14, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

Since early December, Turkey has also been implementing curfews on nights and weekends to curb the spread of the virus.

The pandemic has so far claimed more than 2.23 million lives in 192 countries and regions since it emerged in December 2019, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University. More than 103.11 million cases and over 57.16 million recoveries have been reported worldwide.

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