Turkey’s daily COVID-19 infections more than tripled in three weeks, reaching 14,230 new cases on Sunday, Health Ministry data showed.
Fifty-five people died from the virus, the ministry said.
The number of cases of COVID-19 have risen sharply since the government fully lifted restrictions on the population at the beginning of July.
The latest spike in cases has coincided with celebrations for Eid al-Adha, marked by a nine-day public holiday that ended on Sunday, when millions of people travelled to visit their families or headed to beach resorts.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca warned people against abandoning protective measures in a statement on social media on Saturday.
Turkey had seen a sharp decline in cases after introducing tight restrictions on the population, including evening and weekend curfews, during the first half of May. The number of daily infections dropped to around 4,500 at the start of July from a record high of more than 63,000 in mid-April.
The country has fully vaccinated 23.1 million people and another 16.4 million have received the first of two required doses, Health Ministry data showed. Turkey had a population of 83.6 million in 2020. According to that data, 27.6 percent have been fully vaccinated.
In the European Union, 46 percent of people are fully vaccinated, according to ourworldindata.org. Germany has administered two doses of the vaccine to 48.7 percent of the population, Italy 47.9 percent, France 44.4 percent, Cyprus 49.1 percent and Greece 46.8 percent. In Britain, the figure stands at 54.4 percent.