Nearly 109.5M COVID vaccine jabs administered in Turkey to date

Turkey has administered nearly 109.5 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Thursday.

More than 53.8 million people have been given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while around 44.5 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

According to the data, some 86.74% of Turkey’s adult population has now received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to more than 10.39 million people.

The ministry recorded 29,104 new coronavirus cases, 216 fatalities, and 32,119 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

As many as 357,853 virus tests were done in the past day.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.77 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 233.38 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Anadolu Agency