Turkey confirms 153 new deaths from coronavirus

Turkey announced 153 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, the Health Ministry’s daily data revealed. 

The number of people who have died with COVID-19 in the country now totals 24, 640.

Total number of people diagnosed rose 2,412,505, with 6,289 new cases over the past day, data showed. 

Last week, Turkey launched a vaccination campaign and over 1,1 million people received their first doses of the Chinese-made jab, CoronaVac. 

Turkey is one of the countries with the highest number of coronavirus cases, the number of cases is approaching 100 million worldwide, causing more than 2 million deaths.