27 Apr 2020 12:14

Central Asia detects 174 Covid-19 cases, bringing total number to 5,373

NUR-SULTAN/BISHKEK-TASHKENT. April 27 (Interfax) - Central Asian countries detected 174 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number to 5,373. Hospitals discharged 143 recovered coronavirus patients over the day, and the total number of recoveries reached 1,866.

The death toll remained unchanged, 41, according to the reports published by relevant agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan on Monday.

The Kazakh government's operative headquarters said in a report as of 10:30 a.m. Moscow time on Monday that Kazakhstan had a total of 2,791 Covid-19 cases, vs. 2,652 the day before (+139 d-o-d). Most cases were reported from Almaty (848), Nur-Sultan (529), the Kyzyl-Orda region (182) and Shymkent (175). New cases were identified in ten regions of the country.

As of Monday, 682 coronavirus patients have recovered (+36 d-o-d) and 25 have died (no change) in Kazakhstan.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 13 to 695 in Kyrgyzstan over the day, Kyrgyz Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev said at a press briefing on Monday. The total number of 682 cases was reported on Sunday. According to Usenbayev, three medical workers were diagnosed with coronavirus over the past day. In all, 183 medical staff members have contracted coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan by now.

"There are 292 patients in hospitals, 12 are in serious condition, and seven are in ICUs. Twenty-five patients were discharged over the day," Usenbayev said.

As of April 27, 395 coronavirus patients have recovered in Kyrgyzstan. Eight patients have died. The death toll did not change over the day.

Uzbekistan identified another 22 coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the cumulative number from 1,865 to 1,887, the Uzbek Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday. According to the ministry, the total number of recoveries increased by 82 to 789 in the past 24 hours. There are no new deaths, but the total death rate stands at eight.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan have taken urgent measures to prevent new Covid-19 cases. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared the extension of the coronavirus state of emergency till May 11 on Monday. He said the country was yet to pass the epidemic peak.

Officially, there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. However, travel to those countries has been limited, and quarantines have been imposed to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.