Turkey confirms 18,340 COVID-19 cases in a day

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Ankara [Turkey], August 28 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Friday reported 18,340 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,311,637, according to its Health Ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 244 to 55,713, while 14,528 more people recovered in the last 24 hours, said the ministry.

A total of 295,647 tests were conducted over the past day, it added.

Turkey started mass COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

More than 47.52 million people have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while over 36.38 million had their second doses. Turkey has so far administered over 92.39 million doses including the third booster jabs. (ANI/Xinhua)

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