Turkey confirms 7,857 new COVID-19 cases

Turkey on Saturday reported 7,857 new COVID-19 cases, including 635 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 2,631,876, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 80 to 27,983, while the total recoveries climbed to 2,518,758 after 7,210 more cases recovered in the last 24 hours.

The number of seriously ill patients is 1,180 in the country, said the ministry.

A total of 118,911 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests in Turkey reaching 32,217,077.

The country started mass vaccination against COVID-19 on Jan. 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine. More than 5,513,000 people have received jabs so far.

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