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Turkiye's daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 for first time since 2020

Health Ministry confirms 922 new infections, 3 related deaths in last 24 hours

Dilara Hamit   | 23.05.2022
Turkiye's daily COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000 for first time since 2020

ANKARA

Coronavirus infections in Turkiye on Monday fell below the 1,000 mark for the first time since August 2020, the first year of the pandemic, the Health Ministry announced.

On the landmark day, the ministry confirmed 922 new COVID-19 infections, three related deaths, and 1,105 recoveries in the last 24 hours. As many as 123,536 tests were conducted.

To stem the spread of the virus, Turkiye has administered more than 147.68 million vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021.

More than 57.83 million people have received their first jabs, while over 53.05 million are fully vaccinated.

Turkiye lifted its longtime indoor mask mandate last month, except for on public transportation and in hospitals.

More than 525.4 million COVID-19 cases and over 6.27 million deaths have been reported in at least 192 countries and regions since December 2019, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.




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