29 Apr 2020 11:28

Central Asia reports 149 new Covid-19 cases, total number reaches 5,763

NUR-SULTAN/BISHKEK/TASHKENT. April 29 (Interfax) - Central Asia reported 149 new Covid-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total number to 5,763, while the total recovery rate grew by 170 to 2,203.

There was no change in the death toll, 41, according to reports posted by relevant agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan on Wednesday.

The Kazakh government's operative headquarters said in a statement on Wednesday morning that the country had seen 3,079 coronavirus cases vs. 2,982 the day before (+97 in the past 24 hours). As of April 29, Kazakhstan has seen a total of 774 coronavirus recoveries (+49 in the past 24 hours). Twenty-five patients have died of coronavirus by now. The death toll has been unchanged since April 24.

Kyrgyzstan reported 21 new Covid-19 cases over the day, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 729, head of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry's Public Health Directorate Ainura Akmatova said at a press briefing on Wednesday. In her words, six new patients are medical workers. By now 191 medical workers have been infected across the country.

"Twenty-one patients were discharged from hospitals over the past day, while 284 remain hospitalized, including four in ICUs," Akmatova said.

As of April 29, Kyrgyzstan has eight coronavirus deaths (no change in the past 24 hours) and 437 recoveries.

Thirty-one more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Uzbekistan, which has seen a total of 1,955 coronavirus cases by now, the Uzbek Health Ministry reported on Wednesday. According to the ministry, the number of coronavirus recoveries grew by 100 to 992 over the day.

More than 85,000 people are quarantined, and there are no new deaths - eight patients have died of coronavirus in Uzbekistan by now.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan have taken emergency measures to avoid new Covid-19 cases.

According to official reports, there have been no coronavirus cases in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. However, travel to these countries is restricted and quarantine measures have been taken to keep off Covid-19.