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Virus cases, deaths mount in Central Asia, Eurasia

Virus cases, deaths mount in Central Asia, Eurasia
Moldova, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan report more infections, fatalities

By Aliia Raimbekova, Dmitri Chirciu, Ruslan Rehimov and Bahtiyar Abdulkerimov

NUR SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AA) - Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise Tuesday in Eurasian and Central Asian countries.

- Moldova

Moldova reported 332 additional cases, bringing the total to 25,814.

At least 10 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 810, while recoveries increased to 18,167 with more than 225 additions.

- Uzbekistan

At least 254 more infections raised the count to 26,804, as the death toll increased by two to reach 163.

A total of 576 recoveries in the past 24 hours raised the total to 17,838.

Over 8,800 patients remain under treatment, while 100,000 more are under medical surveillance.

- Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan reported 226 more cases, and its total now stands at 32,910, including 473 deaths and 28,348 recoveries.

A total of 4,089 patients are receiving medical treatment, while health professionals conducted over 751,200 tests.

- Belarus

The case count increased by 84 to 68,250, as three deaths took that toll to 574.

A total of 63,163 patients have recovered.

- Tajikistan

Tajikistan reported 45 more cases in the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 7,583, including 61 deaths.

A total of 6,356 patients have recovered, while 1,166 remain under treatment.

- Kazakhstan

Health Minister Alexey Tsoy said despite case count standing at 93,820, new infections are decreasing daily.

He said the death toll rose to 1,091 with new 33 fatalities.

Tsoy said the number of recoveries has reached 65,132.

- Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 695,500 lives in at least 188 countries and regions since last December.

Nearly 18.3 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the US, Brazil, India, and Russia currently the hardest-hit countries, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

Data shows more than half of all patients -- nearly 11 million -- have recovered.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

source: News Feed
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