ANKARA, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Friday confirmed 28,192 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 7,800,796, according to its Health Ministry.
The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 228 to 68,700, while 30,302 more people recovered in the last 24 hours, said the ministry.
A total of 363,553 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 55.11 million people have received their first doses of vaccine, while over 47.96 million had their second doses. Turkey has so far administered over 115.04 million doses including the third booster jabs.