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Turkey reports over 54,500 new COVID-19 cases

Country also registers 243 coronavirus-related fatalities, over 41,200 recoveries in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry

Dilara Hamit,Jeyhun Aliyev   | 13.04.2021
Turkey reports over 54,500 new COVID-19 cases

ANKARA

Turkey's daily count of coronavirus cases reached over 54,500 on Monday, said the Health Ministry. 

A total of 54,562 cases, including 2,671 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, the data showed.

The daily total inched down from over 55,000 in recent days.

Turkey's overall case tally is over 3.9 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 34,182, with 243 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 41,218 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 3.37 million.

More than 41.89 million coronavirus tests have been done in Turkey to date, with 301,068 done since Sunday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition has risen to 2,891.

Since its vaccination campaign began on Jan. 14, Turkey has administered over 18.9 million coronavirus vaccine jabs nationwide, according to official figures.

Over 11.31 million people to date have gotten their first doses of vaccines against the virus, while second vaccine doses were given to nearly 7.64 million.

To fight a new wave of the virus, Turkey recently announced the return of weekend curfews in high-risk areas, as well as other restrictions, in addition to special measures for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, set to start this week.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 2.94 million lives in 192 countries and regions.

Nearly 136.32 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries at almost 77.6 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.


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