KIEV, Ukraine 

Cases of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19-related fatalities continued to rise across Europe and Asia on Saturday.

Five countries have reported over 100 cases each, with the mayor of the Kyrgyz capital announced to have contracted the virus and Kazakhstan imposing a stay-home order on its own capital.

Ukraine

Ukraine’s health minister reported 841 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 35,825.

Nine people have also died in the country, said Maksim Stepanov, raising the tally to 994.

So far, 16,406 have recovered.

Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the number of cases rose by 428, bringing the total to 16,779.

The death toll stood at 52, with over 10,400 people having recovered.

In the capital Nur Sultan, a two-day curfew was imposed in an effort to stem the spread of the virus.

Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, 105 more people contracted the virus, raising the tally to 6,025.

Nineteen people have died to date and 4,273 have recovered.

The country has also carried out 850,000 coronavirus tests so far.

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan reported 192 new cases, bringing the country’s total to 2,981. The number of recoveries reached 1,981.

Three people died in the last 24 hours, bringing toll to 35. A total of 498 people are still under hospital treatment.

Mayor of the capital Bishkek, Aziz Surakmatov, was also diagnosed with COVID-19.

Georgia

Georgia reported three new cases of the virus, bringing the case-count to 901.

So far, 14 people have died and 752 recovered.

Armenia

Armenia reported 551 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 19,708. A total of 13 people have died, raising the tally to 332.

A total of 10,409 patients are still under treatment, while 8,854 have recovered.

Worldwide

Over 8.68 million cases have been reported in 188 countries and regions since the virus emerged in China last December.

The US, Brazil, and Russia are currently the hardest-hit countries in the world.

The pandemic has claimed over 460,300 lives worldwide, while recoveries are now over 4.26 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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