Turkey reports record 49,500+ new coronavirus cases

Turkey reports record 49,500+ new coronavirus cases
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Turkey on Tuesday reported nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said, the highest single-day spike in the country since the beginning of the outbreak, APA reports.

A total of 49,584 cases, including 2,003 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed.

Turkey's overall case tally is over 3.5 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 32,667, with 211 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 28,498 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 3.1 million.

More than 40 million coronavirus tests have been done in Turkey to date, with 271,547 done since Monday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition rose to 2,407.

Since its vaccination campaign began on Jan. 14, Turkey has so far administered over 17.6 million coronavirus vaccine jabs nationwide, according to official figures.

Over 10.3 million people to date have received their first doses of a vaccine against coronavirus, while second vaccine doses were given to nearly 7.33 million.

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