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Kazakhstan's coronavirus cases rise by 1,109 to 49,683

Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia also report new virus numbers

Aliia Raimbekova, Bahtiyar Abdulkerimov, Ruslan Rehimov, Dmitri Chirciu, Davit Kachkachishvili and Nazir Aliyev Tayfur   | 07.07.2020
Kazakhstan's coronavirus cases rise by 1,109 to 49,683 FILE PHOTO

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to surge across Eurasia as health authorities announced new numbers on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan

New cases in Kazakhstan rose by 1,109 to reach 49,683. The death toll climbed to 264 while 16,298 people have so far recovered.

Health minister Alexi Tsoi said 76 people died of the virus in the past week.

The Central Asian nation went back into a country-wide lockdown on July 5 as cases spiked. The first lockdown lasted from March 16 to May 11.

Ukraine

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced 564 more virus cases over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 49,607, including 3,569 children and 7,046 health workers.

As many as 21 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,283, while recoveries climbed to 22,193 with 490 additions.

Ukraine eased its lockdown measures in late May and early June with the resumption of public transport and the reopening of parks, outdoor cafes and beauty salons.

Armenia

Total COVID-19 cases in the landlocked country climbed to 29,285 after 349 more people tested positive.

The death toll increased by 12 to reach 503, while recoveries stand at 16,907.

Overall, 11,711 remain under treatment. At least 125,088 tests have been conducted to date.

It ended its two-month lockdown on May 4, and since then the virus' spread has accelerated rapidly.
Kyrgyzstan 

Kyrgyzstan reported 450 new virus cases, raising its total to 8,141.

It said 602 patients are currently hospitalized while 4,524 receive treatment at home.

Seven more fatalities took the death toll to 99, while recoveries increased by 73 to reach 2,916.

Uzbekistan 

In Uzbekistan, 175 more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the national tally to 10,459.

One more fatality brought the death toll to 37, while 106 more recoveries over the past 24 hours raised the total to 6,690.

Some 3,732 patients remain under treatment in the Central Asian state, which has carried out over 1.2 million tests so far.

Last week, the government decided to limit public movements amid an increase in infections.

Clothing markets and large shopping malls are closed on weekends, while gatherings of more than three people in public places remain banned.

Georgia

Georgia, which was included in a list of 15 non-EU states the European Union considers safe enough to open its borders to, reported five new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 961, including 15 deaths and 838 recoveries.

The first virus case in the former Soviet republic was registered at the end of February.

By mid-March all educational institutions, and non-essential businesses were closed and public transport suspended.

Businesses and restaurants, however, have now started to reopen.

The wearing of masks is obligatory, and there is strict enforcement on social distancing and restrictions on large gatherings.

*Writing by Burak Dag

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