Turkiye reported more than 111,150 new coronavirus cases on Friday.

The Health Ministry confirmed 111,157 new COVID-19 infections, 248 related deaths, and 83,536 recoveries over the past day.

As many as 468,152 virus tests were done during this period.

To counter the spread of the virus, the country has administered over 142.73 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched an immunization drive in January last year.

More than 57.48 million people have received a first jab, while over 52.48 million are fully vaccinated. Third booster shots have also been given to more than 25.45 million people.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that the number of deaths due to coronavirus was high.

“The increase in the number of cases due to the easy spread of the omicron variant leads to death, especially in severe chronic patients and the elderly with chronic diseases, due to low resistance levels,” Koca said, urging the public to get vaccinated.

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