Turkey reports over 7,700 new coronavirus cases

Turkey reports over 7,700 new coronavirus cases
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  • calendar-gray 13 February 2021

Turkey on Friday reported 7,763 additional coronavirus cases, including 667 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The country's case tally is over 2.5 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 27,284, with 97 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 8,108 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.4 million.

More than 31.2 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 129,630 since Thursday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 1,250.

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 2.37 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 107.9 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now more than 60.4 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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