Turkey hits new daily record with 55,941 COVID-19 cases


Turkey on Thursday reported 55,941 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count in the country since the start of the outbreak, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

Among the new cases were 2,316 symptomatic patients, as the total caseload in the country reached 3,689,866, according to the Turkish Health Ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 258 to 33,201, while the total recoveries climbed to 3,232,892 after 37,914 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours.

The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients in Turkey stood at 3.1 percent and the number of seriously ill patients was 2,615 in the country, said the ministry.

A total of 304,492 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests in Turkey reaching 40,689,742.

The country started mass vaccination for COVID-19 on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese SinoVac vaccine. More than 10,710,000 people have been vaccinated so far.

Turkey reported its first COVID-19 case on March 11, 2020.

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