As part of a mass vaccination campaign launched in Turkey on January 14, more than 55.34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Health of the republic on Wednesday.
In total, more than 36.87 million people received the first doses, and more than 16.2 million people were fully vaccinated, according to the department.
Over the past day, 4,636 more patients have recovered from a dangerous illness.
Another 5 160 cases of infection and 52 deaths were recorded.
The pandemic began with the discovery of the first cases of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan, Hubei province in central China at the end of December 2019.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of unknown pneumonia.
On January 30, WHO recognized the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a public health emergency of international concern.
On February 11, 2020, the disease was named the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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