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Over 675,000 health workers get COVID-19 jab in Turkey in 3 days

Global Times

By Xinhua Published: Jan 17, 2021 09:21 AM

More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's vaccination program, Turkish Health Ministry's data showed on Saturday.

Turkey reported 7,550 new COVID-19 cases, including 902 symptomatic patients, as the total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 2,380,665, according to the health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 168 to 23,832, while the total recoveries climbed to 2,254,052 after 8,005 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours.

The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients stands at 4.5 percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 2,265 in the country, said the ministry.

A total of 156,792 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests in Turkey reaching 27,223,445.

The country started mass vaccination for COVID-19 on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese vaccine.

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