ANKARA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Sunday confirmed 26,398 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,847,259, according to its Health Ministry.
The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 213 to 61,574, while 27,160 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.
A total of 338,873 tests were conducted over the past day, it said.
Turkey started mass COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.
More than 52.67 million people have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while over 42.02 million had their second doses. Turkey has so far administered over 105.11 million doses including third booster jabs.