Turkey reports 61,400 new coronavirus cases

Turkey reports 61,400 new coronavirus cases

Turkey Thursday reported 61,400 more COVID-19 cases, including 2,845 symptomatic patients, according to the Turkish Health Ministry data.

Turkey’s overall case tally is now over 4 million, while the nationwide death toll reached 35,031, with 297 new fatalities.

As many as 54,894 more patients won the battle against the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to over 3.53 million.

More than 42.82 million coronavirus tests have been conducted in Turkey to date, with 318,217 done since Wednesday.

The latest figures show there are now 3,080 patients in critical condition nationwide, Anadolu Agency reported.

Since its mass immunization drive began on Jan. 14, Turkey has administered over 19.3 million coronavirus vaccine shots. Over 11.6 million people have received their first doses of the vaccine, while more than 7.72 million have completed a two-dose course, according to official figures.

Starting Wednesday, special measures are in effect for the first two weeks of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.