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Over 122M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date

Over 122M coronavirus vaccine shots given in Turkey to date
More than 56.5M people have received 1st jab, at least 51M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry data

By Jeyhun Aliyev and Dilan Pamuk

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey has administered more than 122.03 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures on Wednesday.

Over 56.58 million people have received a first vaccine dose, while some 51 million have been fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 12.73 million people.

Meanwhile, the ministry confirmed 21,477 new coronavirus infections, 181 related deaths, and 24,042 recoveries over the past day.

As many as 358,117 virus tests were done in the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared the latest incidence map showing the number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people between Oct. 27 and Dec. 3.

The number of cases followed a downward trend in the metropolis Istanbul to hit 269.58 and reached 69.5 in the western Izmir province, and 182.37 in the capital Ankara.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 5.32 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with at least 271.6 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

source: News Feed
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