ANKARA, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkey on Tuesday reported 22,687 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 8,943,837, according to its health ministry.
The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 198 to 78,215, while 24,366 more people recovered in the last 24 hours.
A total of 355,317 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 56.42 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 50.74 million had their second doses. Turkey has so far administered over 121.16 million doses including third booster jabs.