Turkey's coronavirus cases jump to almost 25,000, highest since early May

Health minister is urging all Turks to be vaccinated against the virus

The number of new coronavirus cases in Turkey jumped to about 25,000 on Tuesday, government data showed, the highest level in almost three months.

The number of deaths from Covid-19 also rose to 126, the most fatalities since June 1, as the country battles another wave of the virus which has spread since authorities relaxed pandemic-related restrictions.

The number of new cases hit 24,832 on Tuesday, up from 22,898 the day before.

“If we follow the rules of combating the epidemic and get our vaccinations, we will take action to end the epidemic,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a tweet accompanying the data.

Two thirds of Turkish adults have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine, while slightly less than half have received two or more doses.

Updated: August 3rd 2021, 8:45 PM