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Nearly 120M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date

More than 56.17M people received 1st dose, over 50.29M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry

Handan Kazancı   | 26.11.2021
Nearly 120M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date

ANKARA

Turkey has administered over 119.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to latest figures released on Friday.

More than 56.17 million people have taken a first vaccine dose, while over 50.29 million have been fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 12 million people.

Separately, the ministry recorded 24,002 new coronavirus cases, 201 related deaths, and 25,341 recoveries over the past day.

As many as 361,229 virus tests were done in the last 24 hours, the data showed.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed nearly 5.18 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 260 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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