Turkey reports over 6,600 new coronavirus infections

Turkey reports over 6,600 new coronavirus infections
# 07 February 2021 22:10 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey on Sunday reported 6,670 additional coronavirus cases, including 623 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The country's case tally passed 2.53 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 26,797, with 112 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 8,201 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.44 million.

More than 30.61 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 129,715 since Saturday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition dropped to 1,317.

On Jan. 14, Turkey began a mass COVID-vaccination campaign, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

Since last December, Turkey has been implementing curfew on weeknights and a full weekend curfew to curb the spread of the virus.

The pandemic has claimed more than 2.31 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 105.9 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now more than 58.99 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of cases.