Virus infections, deaths mount in Central Asia, Eurasia
Kazakhstan sees 1,226 new coronavirus cases, Ukraine more than 1,000
Further coronavirus cases, virus-linked deaths, and recoveries were recorded in Central Asian and Eurasian countries on Sunday. New numbers were announced by the respective health authorities.
Kazakhstan reported 1,226 more infections, bringing its total to 91,593. Recoveries rose by 1,014 to reach 61,839.
A total of 793 virus patients have died in the Central Asian country so far, with nearly 30,000 still under treatment.
Ukraine’s Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said 1,112 more people tested positive over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 72,168.
Some 16 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,725, while recoveries increased by 235 to reach 39,543.
Uzbekistan registered 471 more virus cases, bringing the total to 25,040. Four more fatalities pushed the death toll to 148.
With 283 additions, the number of recoveries reached 15,299, while near 9,592 patients remain hospitalized.
Kyrgyzstan’s virus caseload has risen to 36,719, including 1,409 deaths.
Over 27,274 people have regained health in the former Soviet republic so far.
Armenia's COVID-19 case count rose by 209 to reach 39,050.
Five more patients died over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 754, while 29,750 people have thus far recovered.
The country has conducted at least 166,701 tests.
Six more people tested positive in Georgia. The new infections brought the country's total to 1,218, including 17 fatalities and 955 recoveries.