Turkey reports over 7,706 new coronavirus cases

Turkey reports over 7,706 new coronavirus cases
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  • calendar-gray 13 February 2021

Turkey on Saturday reported 7,706 additional coronavirus cases, including 671 symptomatic patients, the country's Health Ministry says, APA reports citing Anadolu agency.

The country's case tally passed 2.57 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 27,377, with 93 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 7,215 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.46 million.

More than 31.41 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with over 123,000 since Friday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 1,235.

On Jan. 14, Turkey began a mass COVID-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 2.38 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 108.3 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now more than 60.7 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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