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Turkey reports over 8,000 new coronavirus infections

More than 103 fatalities, 8,567 recoveries recorded in past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data

Burak Bir and Ahmet Gencturk   | 08.02.2021
Turkey reports over 8,000 new coronavirus infections


Turkey on Monday reported 8,103 additional coronavirus cases, including 632 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry.

The country's case tally passed 2.53 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 26,900, with 103 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 8,567 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.44 million.

More than 30.75 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 139,378 since Sunday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 1,310.

On Jan. 14, Turkey began a mass COVID-vaccination campaign, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

Since last December, Turkey has been implementing curfew on weeknights and a full weekend curfew to curb the spread of the virus.

The pandemic has claimed more than 2.31 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 106.2 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now more than 59.26 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of cases.

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