Turkey logs record 82,180 new COVID cases

Turkey on Jan. 27 registered 82,180 new COVID-19 cases, the highest figure since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official data.

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Turkey recorded 82,180 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 27, its highest daily figure of the pandemic, the Health Ministry data showed. 

There were 174 deaths related to coronavirus on the same day, the data showed. In late December, daily cases stood at about 20,000, before a surge in infections due to Omicron.

"Our health workers are at their posts. If it is time for your booster dose, do not yield to tolerable difficulties due to the weather conditions," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. 

More than 57.38 million people have gotten the first jab, while over 52.33 million are fully vaccinated. Third booster shots have also been given to 24.67 million people, according to the Health Ministry data.