29 Jun 2020 10:07

Covid-19 numbers exceed 40,000 in Central Asia

MOSCOW. June 29 (Interfax) - The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases grew by 1,172 to 40,224 in Central Asia by Monday morning, according to reports from relevant agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

In those four countries, 393 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals over the past day, bringing the total recovery rate to 25,004.

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 307 in the region, after 17 patients died in Kazakhstan, three in Kyrgyzstan, and two in Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan registered 547 new coronavirus cases over the past day, and the cumulative number of 21,327 cases as of Monday morning, the interagency commission for coronavirus response said.

Besides, 1,066 more asymptomatic coronavirus carriers were registered in Kazakhstan over the past day. The carriers have not been included in Kazakhstan's overall Covid-19 statistics since June 3. By now, the republic has reported 16,639 asymptomatic coronavirus carriers, the commission said.

Coronavirus killed 17 more patients over the past day, and the mortality rate climbed to 183, the commission said, adding that 12,933 coronavirus patients have recovered by now (+195 in the past 24 hours).

For its part, Kyrgyzstan registered 269 new Covid-19 diagnoses and the total number of 5,017 coronavirus cases as of this date, Kyrgyz Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev said at a press briefing on Monday.

In his words, three more coronavirus patients died over the past day, and the overall mortality rate reached 50.

Fifty-two patients were discharged from hospitals over the past day, and 716 patients continued to receive hospital care, including 26 in ICUs, Usenbayev said. As many as 2,294 coronavirus patients have recovered in Kyrgyzstan by now.

Uzbekistan reported 306 new coronavirus cases and the total number of 8,031 as of Monday morning. According to the Uzbek Health Ministry, the recovery rate grew by 89 to 5,329 over the day. Two more patients died of coronavirus in the reporting period, and the mortality rate rose to 22.

More than 63,000 persons are quarantined in Uzbekistan at the moment. Nineteen patients are in serious condition, and six are critical. The first coronavirus case in Uzbekistan was detected on March 15.

Meanwhile, 50 patients were diagnosed with coronavirus in Tajikistan in the past 24 hours, and the cumulative number of cases reached 5,849, a spokesman for the Tajik Health and Social Protection Ministry told Interfax on Sunday evening. There were no new coronavirus deaths in the country in the reporting period, and the mortality rate remained unchanged, 52, the spokesman said.

The recovery rate has grown to 4,448 (+57 in the past 24 hours).

The Tajik Health Ministry confirmed the first coronavirus cases in the country on April 30.

Officially, there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkmenistan.