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Turkey administers over 1.41M vaccine jabs in one day

A total of 47,314 healthcare workers administered vaccines at 18,584 health centers, says minister

Burak Dağ   | 17.06.2021
Turkey administers over 1.41M vaccine jabs in one day


Turkey administered more than 1.41 million coronavirus vaccine doses in the past 24 hours, breaking Tuesday's record, the country’s health minister said Wednesday. 

"As of midnight, 47,314 healthcare workers administered over 1.41 million vaccine jabs at 18,584 health centers," Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

Over 37.28 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since the country launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January.

More than 23 million people have received their first doses, while over 14 million have been fully vaccinated, according to a Health Ministry count.

Turkey reported 6,221 new coronavirus cases, including 548 symptomatic patients, across the country Wednesday. The country’s overall case tally is now over 5.34 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 48,950 with 71 new fatalities.

As many as 4,632 more patients won the battle against the virus, pushing the total number of recoveries past 5.21 million.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.82 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 176.78 million cases reported worldwide, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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