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Over 116.02M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date

More than 55.33M people have received 1st doses, over 48.5M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry data

Seda Sevencan and Gozde Bayar   | 28.10.2021
Over 116.02M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date

ANKARA

Turkey has administered over 116.02 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Thursday.

Over 55.33 million people have been given a first vaccine dose and more than 48.5 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 11.1 million people.

The ministry recorded 25,528 new cases, 229 fatalities, and 27,651 recoveries over the past day.

As many as 354,580 more virus tests were done over the past 24 hours, the data showed.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.97 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 245.22 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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