WorldWhat happened in the last 24 hours in Turkey's fight against coronavirus

What happened in the last 24 hours in Turkey’s fight against coronavirus

According to the instant data available at the “” address of the Ministry of Health, the number of first dose vaccines administered as of August 16 at 23:00 was 44 million 401 thousand 944, and the number of second dose vaccines was 33 million 400 thousand 571.

With the third dose, the total amount of vaccination increased to 84 million 630 thousand 407.

Among the population over the age of 18, the rate of those who received the first dose of vaccine was 71.46 percent, and the rate of those who received the second dose of vaccine was 53.72 percent.

The 10 provinces with the highest rate of those who received at least one dose of vaccine were Muğla, Çanakkale, Edirne, Kırklareli, Balıkesir, Amasya, Aydın, Tekirdağ, Eskişehir and Yalova, respectively.

The provinces with the lowest rate of vaccination were listed as Şanlıurfa, Mardin, Bitlis, Muş, Diyarbakır, Gümüşhane, Batman, Bingöl, Iğdır and Bayburt.

According to the Daily Coronavirus Table shared by the Ministry of Health on the address “”, 287 thousand 947 Covid-19 tests were carried out in Turkey in the last 24 hours, the test of 18 thousand 163 people was positive, 165 people lost their lives, the number of those who recovered was 16,642.

“We have the ability to keep control”

Sharing the daily table from his social media account, Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said, “If we want to have control of the number of cases, we should be vaccinated and strictly follow the measures for a while. We have the opportunity to keep control.” used the phrases.

Koca also stated from his social media account that the fourth dose application is for those who will travel to countries that request two doses of mRNA vaccine, “There is no additional vaccine requirement other than the request for private travel.” He also shared his knowledge.

Noting that the rate of getting the first dose of vaccine in Sinop and Osmaniye has exceeded 75 percent, Koca stated that the number of low-risk provinces has increased to 28.

Stating that Batman has reduced the very high risk level to high risk with the first dose vaccination rate exceeding 55 percent and has joined the orange provinces, Koca said that Konya, Niğde and Gaziantep have at least one dose of vaccination of the population aged 18 and over. He stated that it has risen above 65 percent and that the colors on the map are yellow.

Gift vaccination campaign

In Siirt, 28 people who violated the quarantine implemented within the scope of Covid-19 measures were placed in dormitories, while 165 houses in Adıyaman were quarantined as part of the measures.

As part of the fight against Covid-19 in Malatya, a gifted vaccination campaign was launched with the slogans “Get vaccinated, take your place in the stands” and “Get vaccinated, take your tablet”.

At the application point established in the shopping center in Karabük, citizens can receive new Covid-19 vaccines without an appointment.

. (HAS) . ..


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