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Turkey reports 4,891 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours

Turkey reports 4,891 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours

Turkey registered 4,891 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Friday.

Turkey’s overall case tally is now over 5.43 million, while the nationwide death toll has reached 49,829 with the 55 new fatalities.

As many as 5,352 more patients have won the battle against the virus, bringing the number of recoveries past 5.3 million.

Over 61.23 million coronavirus tests have been done to date.

The latest figures put the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition at 697.

The country also administered over 51.85 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to official figures released on Friday.

More than 35.58 million people have received their first doses, while over 15.45 million have been fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Amid a nationwide fall in virus cases and an expedited inoculation drive, Turkey has entered a new normalization phase, lifting almost all virus-related restrictions.

But seeking to limit the spread of the virus’s delta variant, Turkey has suspended flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, passengers from the U.K., Iran, Egypt, and Singapore are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.95 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 182.8 million cases reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.