On Thursday, Turkey's Health Ministry reported 82,180 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily number on record, increasing the country's total number of infections to 11,250,107. In Turkey, the number of persons who have died as a result of the virus has increased by 174 to 86,661, with 83,225 more people recovering in the last 24 hours.
On January 14, 2021, Turkey initiated a widespread Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
In Turkey, more than 57.38 million people have received their first doses of the vaccine, with another 52.33 million receiving their second doses. Turkey has given out around 141.41 million doses so far, including the third booster shot.
"For those in high-risk categories, the disease can be deadly. In intensive care units, we meet people over the age of 65 who have not received booster doses. In Istanbul and other major cities, we are seeing an increase in intensive care patients "Demirkran stated this on Thursday.
Earlier, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca urged the people to abide by the rules and keep social distance of "up to 3 metres (9.84 feet) from one other." "Even if the virus mutates, our countermeasures remain same. Individual measures are more crucial today than they have ever been "Last month, Koca stated in a written statement.