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Turkey reports over 7,400 new daily coronavirus infections

on Wednesday reported 7,489 additional cases, including 675 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry.

Agencies and A News TURKEY
Published January 27,2021
Turkey began the campaign with the CoronaVac jab produced by China's Sinovac in mid-January. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

The country's case tally passed 2.44 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 25,476 with 132 fatalities over the past day.

As many as 8,803 more patients in the country won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 2.33 million.

More than 29 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 179,419 since Tuesday.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition dropped to 1,765.

Turkey began a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Jan. 14, starting with healthcare workers along with top officials to encourage public confidence in the vaccines.

Since early December, Turkey has also been implementing curfews on nights and weekends to curb the spread of the virus.

The pandemic has so far claimed more than 2.16 million lives in 192 countries and regions since it emerged in December 2019, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University. More than 100 million cases and over 55.58 million recoveries have been reported worldwide.