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Virus continues to spread in Eurasia, Central Asia

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan all report climbing case numbers

Dmitri Chirciu, Ruslan Rehimov, Bahtiyar Abdulkerimov, Ali Cura   | 09.07.2020
Virus continues to spread in Eurasia, Central Asia

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Coronavirus cases and fatalities on Thursday continued to rise across Eurasian and Central Asian countries.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani health authorities announced that the total number of cases reached 22,464, with 548 new cases.

The death toll hit 284 and 13,591 people have so far recovered from the disease.

Nearly 545,000 tests have been done so far.

Meanwhile, 8,589 patients are still under medical treatment.

Belarus

In Belarus, 187 more people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total to date to 64,411.

The number of recoveries reached 53,609 and the death toll hit 449.

Over 1 million tests so far were done in the country.

Moldova

In Moldova, cases rose by 195 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to date to 18,666, according to the Health Ministry.

So far, 624 people have died while 11,936 have recovered.

A state of emergency in health was extended until July 15 as the virus continues to spread across the country.

Uzbekistan

The Uzbekistan Health Ministry said 188 more cases pushed the overall tally to 11,447, including 7,082 recoveries and 49 fatalities.

Some 70,000 people are being kept under medical surveillance in the country as 4,316 are still receiving treatment.

Also, over 1.2 million tests have been done so far.

Tajikistan

In the country, 46 more cases pushed the overall count to 6,410, including 5,067 recoveries and 54 fatalities.

A total of 1,291 patients are still receiving treatment in Tajikistan, according to the Health Ministry.

Global

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The US, Brazil, India and Russia are currently the hardest-hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed nearly 551,000 people worldwide, with more than 12.1 million confirmed cases and over 6.64 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.


*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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