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Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

29/7/2021 1:19:00 AM

Turkey 's daily COVID-19 cases surge above 20,000

Turkey 's new coronavirus cases jumped to 22,291 on Wednesday, the highest since early May, according to health ministry data that also showed the ...

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29 Jul 2021 05:31AMShare this contentBookmarkISTANBUL: Turkey's new coronavirus cases jumped to 22,291 on Wednesday (Jul 28), the highest since early May, according to health ministry data that also showed the daily death toll reached a six-week high of 76 people.

Daily infections last peaked at 63,000 in April. They were brought down by a stringent lockdown that ended in mid-May, falling as low as 4,418 on Jul 4 before surging again.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe latest increase follows last week's Eid al Adha holiday when many Turks flocked to crowded beach resorts. But rates appear highest in eastern regions where vaccinations are lower than the national average. headtopics.com

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 87 per cent of current cases were among people who were not fully vaccinated. The rate rose to 95 per cent for hospitalisations, Koca said in a televised statement, appealing to people to get their vaccinations. Read more: CNA »

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