Turkiye reports over 1,400 coronavirus cases

5 people lost their lives due to COVID-19 over past day, according to official figures

2022-05-14 21:14:54

ANKARA

Turkiye registered 1,407 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, according to official data released on Saturday.

The Health Ministry said five virus-related fatalities and 1,645 recoveries were also recorded in the same period, while 127,538 tests were conducted.

To stem the spread of COVID-19, Turkiye has administered more than 147.62 million vaccine doses since it launched an immunization drive in January 2021.

Over 57.83 million people have received their first jabs, while nearly 53.05 million are fully vaccinated.

Last month, Turkiye lifted its longtime indoor mask mandate, except in public transport and hospitals.

More than 520.92 million cases and over 6.26 million deaths have now been reported in at least 192 countries and regions, according to the latest figures from the US' Johns Hopkins University.​​​​​​​