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Coronavirus crisis worsens in Eurasia

Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia report more COVID-19 cases, fatalities

Dmitri Chirciu, Talha Yavuz, and Ruslan Rehimov   | 07.09.2020
Coronavirus crisis worsens in Eurasia

KIEV 

Novel coronavirus infections and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Monday.

Ukraine

Ukraine’s COVID-19 tally rose to 138,068, with 2,174 more cases over the past 24 hours, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

He said 31 more patients lost their lives, bringing the death toll to 2,877, while recoveries reached 53,454.

At least 269 more people were hospitalized in the past day, the minister said.

Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, 60 new infections raised the total to 106,361.

As recoveries hit 99,654, seven more fatalities took the death toll to 1,634, the Health Ministry noted.

Uzbekistan

A total of 188 new cases brought Uzbekistan’s overall count to 43,775.

Three more fatalities raised the death toll to 350, while recoveries moved up to 41,277, according to the Health Ministry.

Armenia

Armenia’s case count increased by 62 to reach 44,845.

Three more virus-related fatalities raised the death toll to 900, the Health Ministry said.

Recoveries stood at 40,121, while over 3,500 patients remained under treatment, it added.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan recorded 55 new cases, raising its total to 44,458.

The Health Ministry announced 39,960 people have now recovered from COVID-19 in the country since March.

The number of fatalities stood at 1,061, and some 601 patients were under treatment in hospitals, with another 3,000 quarantined at their homes, the ministry added.

Georgia

In Georgia, 34 more cases brought the total to 1,525.

The death toll remains at 19 and recoveries at 1,315, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

There are 6,020 people under quarantine in Georgia and 299 patients under treatment in hospitals, the statement noted.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed almost 890,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

More than 27.14 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 18.14 million patients recovered, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur in Ankara

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