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| 24 September 2022, Saturday |

Turkey Logs Record 66,467 COVID-19 Cases amid Omicron Surge

Turkey recorded 66,467 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily figure on record, health ministry data showed on Monday, amid surging infections due to the Omicron variant.

 

It also recorded 143 deaths over the coronavirus in the same period, the data showed. Cases in Turkey have more than doubled in just over a week as the Omicron variant became dominant in the country.

 

“Despite the rise in infections due to the Omicron variant, there is no worrying rise in hospitalization,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

    Source:
  • Asharq Al-Awsat