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Turkey administers over 1.58M vaccine shots in last 24 hours

Over 38.85 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Turkey since mid-January

Burak Dağ   | 18.06.2021
Turkey administers over 1.58M vaccine shots in last 24 hours

ANKARA

Turkey has administered over 1.58 million shots of COVID-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours, the country’s health minister announced Thursday.  

"Today, the 1.5 millionth dose of vaccine was administered at 09.43 p.m. Our vaccination squads delivered 82,232 vaccine doses in over two hours," Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

Over 38.85 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Turkey since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January.

More than 24.7 million people have received their first doses, while over 14.15 million have been fully vaccinated, a Health Ministry count showed.

The ministry also confirmed 5,904 new coronavirus cases, including 509 symptomatic patients, across the country in the last 24 hours.

Turkey's overall case tally is now over 5.35 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 49,012 with 62 new fatalities.

As many as 4,143 more patients won the battle against the virus, pushing the total number of recoveries past 5.21 million.

Over 57.89 million coronavirus tests have been done to date.

The latest figures put the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition at 860.

To fight the spread of the virus, Turkey is currently enforcing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and a full lockdown on Sundays.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.83 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 177.2 million cases reported worldwide, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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