COVID-19 keeps hitting Eurasian countries
Ukraine, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan report new coronavirus cases, fatalities
More cases of the novel coronavirus and fatalities related to the disease were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Monday.
The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,996 with 37 more fatalities reported over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.
Confirming another 2,671 cases that brought the total to 201,305, the minister added that 88,453 have recovered from the virus so far.
The case count in Georgia exceeded 5,500 with 298 cases over the past day.
The death toll has reached 31 with three more fatalities.
A total of 2,054 patients have so far recovered in the country, while over 5,600 people are still under quarantine.
As many as 273 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 55,593.
Two more fatalities raised the death toll to 459, while recoveries rose to 51,965, according to the Health Ministry.
It added that there were currently 3,168 active cases in the country.
In Kazakhstan, 52 new infections raised the overall count to 107,775.
Recoveries increased by 70 to reach 102,736, while three fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,725, the Health Ministry said.
Tajikistan reported 41 more cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 9,646, including 75 deaths.
A total of 8,430 patients have recovered so far, while 1,141 remain under treatment.
Kyrgyzstan reported 104 more cases, raising its total to 46,619.
The death toll remained at 1,064, while the number of recoveries stood at 42,619 with 166 additions.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed nearly 998,700 lives in 188 countries and regions since it originated in China last December. The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.
Over 33 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries nearing 23 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.
*Writing by Fahri Aksut