The daily increase in cases of coronavirus in Turkey for the fourth day in a row updates the record since the beginning of the pandemic, it was 44,756 on Saturday, according to data from the Ministry of Health of the republic.
As Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, due to the increase in the number of infections in most Turkish provinces, a curfew is being reintroduced on weekends-from 21.00 on Friday to 5.00 on Monday.
“Today, 44,756 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified, and 1,483 patients have been hospitalized. 186 patients have died, 32,078 have died since the beginning of the pandemic. 2231 patients are in serious condition,” the ministry said in a statement.
In January, Turkey began vaccination against coronavirus with CoronaVac from the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, and since March, the country has also used the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. At the first stage, doctors, teachers, and the elderly received the vaccine. The number of citizens who were vaccinated exceeded 16 million, with more than 7 million receiving both doses of the vaccine.