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Turkey has administered over 104.02M vaccine jabs to date

Over 52.31M people got their 1st dose, more than 41.43M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry

Seda Sevencan   | 16.09.2021
Turkey has administered over 104.02M vaccine jabs to date

ISTANBUL 

Turkey has administered over 104.02 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to new figures released Thursday.

Over 52.31 million people have gotten their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, while more than 41.43 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

The data showed that 84.28% of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 9.69 million people.

Separately, the ministry reported 28,118 new coronavirus cases, while as many as 262 more people lost their fight against the disease in the last 24 hours.

As many as 343,142 tests for the virus were carried out over the past day.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.66 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 226.6 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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