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Eurasian nations register new coronavirus cases, deaths

Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia report new cases

Aliia Raimbekova, Dmitri Chirciu, Bahtiyar Abdulkerimov, Davit Kachkachishvili, Ruslan Rehimov  | 08.07.2020 - Update : 08.07.2020
Eurasian nations register new coronavirus cases, deaths

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasia on Wednesday.


In the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, new cases rose by 1,376 to reach the total of 51,059.

Recoveries increased by 630, bringing the tally to 16,928, the Health Ministry said.

The government is trying to eliminate the drug shortage in pharmacies.

The country’s Foreign Ministry announced that humanitarian aid sent by Russia arrived in the country.

The country had announced to implement a 14-day-quarantine procedure as of July 5.


Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced 807 more virus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 50,414, including 3,634 children and 7,092 health workers.

As many as 23 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,306, while recoveries climbed to 23,119 with 926 additions.

Stepanov also stated that the ministry prepares hospitals for the second wave of the novel virus, urging citizens to follow the rules set out against the pandemic.


The virus cases in Armenia increased to 29,820, as 535 more people contracted COVID-19 over the past day, according to Health Ministry data.

Eighteen more people died of the virus, raising the toll to 521.

A total of 127,171 tests have been performed in the country, while 17,427 patients have recovered and the treatment of 11,708 continues.


In Uzbekistan, 251 more people contracted the virus, raising the tally to 10,838.

One more fatality brought the death toll to 41, while 121 more recoveries over the past 24 hours raised the total to 6,811. 

The country's Health Ministry said a total of 3,986 people were receiving treatment.

The country has so far carried out 1.2 million coronavirus tests, while 70,000 people remain under surveillance.


Five new COVID-19 cases were found in Georgia, bringing the overall count to 966.

Fifteen virus patients have died, while 841 have recovered so far.

Around 4,000 people have been quarantined.

Georgia decided to re-open its borders to five EU nations, Germany, France, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

The citizens of the five countries will only be allowed to enter the country via direct flights.

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