Central Asia records 241 new Covid-19 cases, overall number of cases reaches 5,614
NUR-SULTAN/BISHKEK/TASHKENT. April 28 (Interfax) - The countries of Central Asia have reported 241 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number of cases to 5,614 in the region.
The overall number of recovered Covid-19 patients reached 2,033 after another 167 people earlier diagnosed with the novel coronavirus were discharged from hospitals upon recovery over the past 24 hours.
The region's coronavirus death toll remains unchanged, standing at 41, the relevant Kazakh Kyrgyz, and Uzbek agencies said on Tuesday.
As of 10:15 a.m. Moscow Time on Tuesday, Kazakhstan has 2,982 cases of Covid-19, the Kazakh government's coronavirus response headquarters said. Kazakhstan had 2,791 cases on Monday, meaning there has been an increase of 191 new cases in the past 24 hours. The majority of coronavirus patients are located in Almaty (909), Nur-Sultan (599), the Kyzylorda region (183), and Shymkent (176). New cases of Covid-19 have been detected in 11 regions of the country.
A total of 725 people have already recovered from Covid-19 in Kazakhstan, which is an increase of 43 recovered patients in the past 24 hours. The country's coronavirus death toll has remained unchanged at 25 since April 24.
Kazakh Deputy Health Minister Lyudmila Byurabekova said that 820 medics in 16 regions have contracted coronavirus, including 473 who were not working with Covid-19 patients.
Kyrgyz medics have detected 13 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 708, Kyrgyz Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev said at a press briefing on Tuesday. Kyrgyzstan had 695 cases on Monday. Two healthcare workers have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Usenbayev said. A total of 185 medics in Kyrgyzstan have already contracted Covid-19.
"A total of 284 people are in hospitals, including six in intensive care. Twenty-one such patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours. The coronavirus mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan is 1%," Usenbayev said.
As of April 28, a total of 416 people have already recovered from Covid-19 in Kyrgyzstan. The country's coronavirus death toll has not changed in the past 24 hours, remaining at eight.
The overall number of Covid-19 cases in Uzbekistan has risen from 1,887 to 1,924, as another 37 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the country in the past 24 hours, the Uzbek Health Ministry said. The overall number of recovered Covid-19 patients has grown by 103 in the past 24 hours, reaching 892. The country's coronavirus death toll remains unchanged at eight.
According to official reports, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan do not have confirmed cases of Covid-19. However, these countries have limited entry and have imposed quarantine measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.