Over 18,000 new COVID-19 cases in Turkey
- 25 December 2020
Turkey on Thursday reported 18,102 more coronavirus infections and 254 new fatalities over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
The new cases include 3,218 symptomatic patients, and the total number of infections exceeded 2.1 million.
As many as 33,985 people also recovered in the past day, bringing the tally to 1.93 million, while the death toll climbed to 19,115.
An additional 195,675 COVID-19 tests were done across the country, pushing the total to over 23.22 million.
The number of patients in critical condition stands at 4,805.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.73 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.
Over 78.9 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 44.49 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.
The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of the number of cases.
While new restrictions are being imposed ahead of the holiday season, especially across Europe, countries are approving and procuring vaccines to pave the way for the hopeful end of the pandemic.