Turkey reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases

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19 April 2021

Turkey Monday reported over 55,000 new coronavirus cases, according to Health Ministry data, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

A total of 55,149 cases, including 2,862 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed.

Turkey's overall case tally is over 4.32 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 36,267, with 341 more fatalities over the past day.

As many as 48,947 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 3.73 million.

More than 44 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 318,869 done since Sunday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition rose to 3,319.

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.

According to the Health Ministry's official figures, Turkey has so far administered over 20 million coronavirus vaccine jabs across the country.

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