Turkey's virus cases nearly twice the low touched in early July

Turkey's virus cases nearly twice the low touched in early July

Vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ankara
FILE PHOTO: A seasonal farm worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in the village of Oguzlar near Polatli as nationwide vaccination continues, in Ankara, Turkey July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkey's daily coronavirus cases rose to 8,780 on Tuesday (Jul 20), nearly double a low water mark touched earlier this month, while 46 new related deaths were logged, according to the government tally.

Infections remain well down from a wave in April-May when new COVID-19 cases peaked above 60,000. They fell to 4,418 on Jul 4 in the wake of a stringent lockdown that ended in mid-May.

The government lifted most of the last restrictions this month.

Source: Reuters

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