Turkey reports over 61,900 new coronavirus cases

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21 April 2021

Turkey on Wednesday reported over 61,900 new coronavirus cases, according to Health Ministry data, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

A total of 61,967 cases, including 2,932 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed.

Turkey's overall case tally is over 4.44 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 36,975, with 362 more fatalities over the past day.

As many as 52,213 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to more than 3.84 million.

Over 44.72 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey thus far, with 318,819 done since Tuesday.

The latest figures showed that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition rose to 3,398.

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 official figures, Turkey has so far administered over 20.58 million coronavirus vaccine jabs across the country.

More than 12.68 million people to date have received their first doses of vaccines against the virus, while second vaccine doses were given to more than 7.9 million.