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Turkey / Covid-19: More than 105 million doses of vaccine administered to date

AA / Ankara / Merve Aydogan

According to official data released on Sunday, Turkey has administered more than 105 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine since the launch of the vaccination campaign in January.

Some 52.6 million people have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while more than 42 million are fully vaccinated, the health ministry said.

Data shows that more than 84.8% of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of the two-dose vaccine.

Turkey also administered a third booster injection to more than 9.8 million people.

Separately, the ministry reported 26,398 new cases of coronavirus, as 213 people have lost their battle with the disease in the past 24 hours.

No less than 338,873 tests for the virus have been carried out during the past day.

Citing the number of cases recorded last week, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the country would not be able to prevent a “high number of deaths” if the number of cases continues to rise .

“We must ensure a steady decline (of cases), thanks to compliance with preventive measures and vaccination. The last week is a warning for us,” he added.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has killed more than 4.68 million people in at least 192 countries and regions around the world, with nearly 228.3 million cases reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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