Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries
Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Georgia report recent increases in cases
Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasia on Saturday.
In Ukraine, the total number of cases has reached 20,580, while the death toll hit 605 with new 17 fatalities.
The country conducted 10,248 tests in the last 24 hours and a total of 6,929 people have recovered from the virus.
In Kazakhstan, the number of cases rose by 322, bringing the total to 7,919.
So far, 35 people have died and 3,788 people are still under treatment while 4,096 have recovered.
In Armenia, another 374 people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total to 6,302.
The number of recoveries reached 2,936 and the death toll hit 77.
Also, 49,080 tests were conducted in the country as 3,257 are still receiving cure.
In Uzbekistan, 50 more people contracted the virus, raising the tally to 3,078.
To date, 13 people have died and 2,492 regained health.
Besides, the country so far conducted 552,000 coronavirus tests.
Kyrgyzstan reported 15 new cases, bringing the country’s total to 1,350. The number of recoveries reached 949, while the death toll stands at 14.
Also, the country conducted 2,245 coronavirus tests in the last 24 hours.
One more patient in Moldova died of COVID-19, raising the death toll to 238.
In the country, the number of cases rose to 6,847, including 3,452 recoveries.
In Georgia, five new COVID-19 cases raised the total to 731, including 12 deaths and 509 recoveries.
The state of emergency and curfew in Georgia have ended on Saturday after nearly two months.
More than 338,700 people have died in 188 countries and regions since the novel coronavirus emerged in China last December.
Some 5.23 million cases have been reported across the world and over 2.07 million people have recovered to date, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.