Turkey reports less than 40,000 coronavirus cases

Turkey reports less than 40,000 coronavirus cases
# 25 April 2021 22:09 (UTC +04:00)

Amid a slowdown in daily coronavirus cases, Turkey on Sunday reported over 38,000 new infections, down from over 40,000 a day earlier, the Health Ministry said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

A total of 38,553 cases, including 2,801 symptomatic patients, were confirmed, the data showed. The country recorded less than 40,000 cases for the first time since March 31.

Turkey's overall case tally is over 4.62 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 38,358 with 347 more fatalities over the past day.

As many as 51,236 more patients won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to more than 4 million.

Over 45.88 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey thus far, with 260,280 done since Saturday.

The latest figures showed that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition rose to 3,590.

On Jan.14, Turkey began a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines. It has so far administered over 21.16 million vaccine jabs.

More than 13.2 million people to date have received their first doses, while more than 7.9 million have been fully vaccinated.