Turkey registers 30563 new COVID-19 cases, highest since April 30 – Reuters

People wearing protective masks walk along a street amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Diyarbakir, Turkey July 27, 2021. Picture taken July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

ISTANBUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Turkey logged 30,563 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the highest number of daily infections since April 30, health ministry data showed.

Turkey recorded 188 deaths from the virus in the same period.

The country’s daily cases have risen over the past month at a rate higher than most comparable countries, according to global data, while the country’s vaccination rate based on population is higher than most peers.

Daily deaths have edged lower after touching 290 in September.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen
Editing by Chris Reese

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