Turkey reports over 10,000 more new COVID-19 cases

Turkey reports over 10,000 more new COVID-19 cases

A total of 10,220 COVID-19 cases, including 1,003 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across Turkey on Monday, according to Health Ministry data.

Turkey’s overall case tally has crossed 2.33 million, including a death toll that rose by 174 over the last day to reach 22,981.

As many as 10,301 more patients recovered in the country, bringing the total past 2.2 million, Anadolu Agency reported.

More than 26.37 million COVID-19 tests have been carried out in Turkey to date, with 180,303 more done over the past 24 hours.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition dropped to 2,783, a point stressed by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.

He urged the public to continue following safety measures even as vaccine jabs are expected to begin later this week, as announced by the president Monday.

“It is important to comply with the restrictions and measures until the vaccination program is completed. We will win together,” Koca said on Twitter.