Turkey has confirmed 28,168 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,932,453, according to its health ministry.

The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 242 to 62,307 on Wednesday, while 23,096 more people recovered in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 351,655 tests were conducted over the past day, it said.

Turkey started mass Covid-19 vaccination on January 14 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

More than 53.07 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 42.77 million had their second doses.

Turkey has so far administered over 106.49 million doses including the third booster jabs.

–IANS

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