Mon, 21 Jun 2021

ANKARA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Friday confirmed 11,394 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,102 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 5,095,390, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 242 to 44,301, while the total recoveries climbed to 4,894,024 after 37,261 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.

The rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients stands at four percent and the number of seriously ill patients is 2,670 in the country, said the ministry.

A total of 203,073 tests were conducted over the past day, taking the overall number of tests in Turkey to 50,463,016.

Turkey started mass COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the CoronaVac vaccine. More than 14,862,000 people have been vaccinated so far.

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

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