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Turkey reports over 20,000 new COVID-19 infections

07 Dec 2021, 07:55 GMT+10

ANKARA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's Health Ministry announced 20,033 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 8,921,150.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 187 to 78,017, while 25,611 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

A total of 354,269 tests were conducted over the past day, it said.

Turkey started mass COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 14 this year after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

More than 56 million people have had their first doses of vaccines, while about 51 million have received their second doses in Turkey. The country has so far administered 121.04 million doses including the booster jabs.

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