14 May 2020 10:29

Central Asia reports over 10,000 Covid-19 cases, more than 5,200 recoveries

MOSCOW. May 14 (Interfax) - The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases grew by 316 to 10,074 in Central Asia on Thursday morning, while the recovery rate increased by 230 to 5,219, according to reports from relevant agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The death toll grew to 78 after one coronavirus patient died in Uzbekistan over the past day.

According to the Kazakh operative headquarters, 154 persons were diagnosed with coronavirus over the past day, bringing the total rate to 5,571.

As of Thursday morning, Kazakhstan has seen 2,408 coronavirus recoveries (+185 over the past day) and 32 deaths (the mortality rate did not change over the past day).

Meanwhile, 38 persons were diagnosed with coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan, and the cumulative Covid-19 rate rose to 1,082, Kyrgyz Deputy Health Minister Madamin Karatayev said at a press briefing on Thursday.

"A total of 320 patients remain in hospital, including seven in serious condition and five in ICUs. Nine patients recovered over the day," Karatayev said.

According to the Kyrgyz Health Ministry, 735 coronavirus patients have recovered and 12 have died by now. The mortality rate did not change over the past 24 hours.

Uzbekistan recorded 52 new Covid-19 cases over the day, bringing the total rate to 2,620, the Uzbek Health Ministry said on Thursday. According to the ministry, the recovery rate grew by 36 to 2,076 patients.

One coronavirus patient died over the day, bringing the mortality rate to 11.

More than 43,000 persons are quarantined, and 11 patients are in serious condition.

Seventy-two new Covid-19 cases were identified in Tajikistan over the day, and the cumulative number of cases reached 801, a representative of the Tajik Health Ministry told Interfax on Wednesday. A total of 729 coronavirus cases were reported by Tajikistan earlier.

According to the Health Ministry, 4,148 persons with suspected coronavirus were staying in hospitals as of May 13, and 547 persons were discharged after screening over the day.

The Covid-19 mortality rate did not change in Tajikistan over the past day - 23.

Officially, there are no coronavirus cases in Turkmenistan. However, travel to that country is restricted, and quarantine measures have been taken to keep off the infection.