Several Eurasian and Central Asian countries reported new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus Thursday.
Ukraine’s Health Minister Maksim Stepanov announced 2,134 new infections over the last 24 hours, bringing the tally to 98,537. Over 40,000 tests were carried out by health professionals in the past day, Stepanov said.
A total of 2,184 people died of COVID-19, with 40 additional fatalities. Some 704 people recovered from the disease over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of recoveries to 50,441.
Stepanov urged people to follow measures against the virus.
Uzbekistan’s Health Ministry said the number of cases reached 36,968 in the country with 398 additions over the past day. The death toll climbed to 250 as three more people lost their lives to the virus.
A total of 32,944 people have recovered so far with 387 more recoveries. The percentage of recovered patients reached 88%, it added. The country started to ease COVID-19 measures as of Aug. 15.
Armenia’s Health Ministry announced 263 more coronavirus cases, bringing the tally to 42,319. Three more people died of COVID-19, taking the death toll to 836. A total of 35,476 people have recovered from the virus in the country so far.
According to the country’s Health Ministry, the number of cases rose to 103,815 with 244 additions over the past 24 hours. A total of 164 people recovered over the last day, bringing the tally to 86,450. The death toll reached 1,461 with 15 more fatalities.
The Health Ministry of Kyrgyzstan said the number of infections rose by 182 to reach 42,500. The country has not confirmed any deaths related to COVID-19 since March 18.
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Georgia’s Prime Ministry said in a statement that there are 1,411 cases in the country with nine more additions over the past day. The number of recoveries reached 1,108 as 10 more people recovered over the past 24 hours. Deaths from the virus stood at 17.
* Writing by Gozde Bayar