Responding to a question about new variants of the virus, Koca said 134 cases of the Delta variant, which was first detected in India, were confirmed in 16 provinces. No cases of Delta Plus variant has been detected yet, he added.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s expedited vaccination drive continues. It administered nearly a million shots in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures.
In total, the country has given nearly 44.6 million doses since it launched a mass inoculation drive in mid-January.
More than 29.92 million people have received their first doses, while nearly 14.65 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.
Hurriyet Daily News