BAKU, Azerbaijan 

The number of infections and fatalities from the novel coronavirus continued to rise Friday across Eurasian countries.  


A total of 1,109 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 41,117.

Health officials said 19 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,086, while recoveries reached 18,299 with 541 additions.

The country has carried out 620,624 tests.

Due to the growing number of patients, a quarantine was extended until July 31. 


Cases increased to 23,247, as 759 people contracted COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

The death count climbed by 13 during that time to 410.

A total of 105,046 tests have been performed, 12,149 patients have recovered and the treatment of 10,557 patients continues. 


In the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, cases rose by 465 to 19,750 — a 2.4% increase.

At least 11 people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing that figure to 147.

At total of 12,304 patients have recovered.

With rising case numbers, some restrictions will be re-activated this weekend in regions most affected with residents restricted from leaving their homes.

In the capital of Nur Sultan, stores and shopping malls will not operate June 27-28, but markets, pharmacies and hospitals will open. 


A record 250 new cases were recorded Friday, pushing the count to 4,204, including 2,162 recoveries.

Forty-three people lost their lives from the virus.   


In Uzbekistan, 233 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total to 7,320, including 4,877 recoveries.

The Central Asian country has carried out 1.1 million tests.

To date, 20 people have died from COVID-19.

A total of 2,423 patients are still under treatment. And 60 are under surveillance in hospitals. 


Georgia reported two new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 922.

Fourteen have died and 780 recovered.

As many as 260 people are under surveillance in hospitals, and 2,687 are in quarantine.


Azerbaijan reported 517 new cases, bringing the tally to 15,369. The death toll reached 187 and 8,364 people have recovered.

A total of 456,215 tests have been conducted and 6,818 patients are receiving medical treatment. 


In Belarus, 331 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus, bringing the total to 60,713. The number of recoveries reached 42,689 and the death toll hit 373.

A total of 939,524 tests have been conducted.  


Moldova reported 323 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 15,776.

Thirteen died from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 515. A total of 8,765 people have recovered. 


At least 56 more cases in Tajikistan pushed the overall count to 5,747, including 4,331 recoveries.

So far, 52 people have died from the virus.

A total of 1,364 patients are receiving treatment, according to the Health Ministry.

Anyone not wearing a mask will be fined $10 and those who share false information about the epidemic in the media will be fined $50. 


Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil, and Russia are currently the countries hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed more than 493,600 people worldwide, with an excess of 9.7 million confirmed cases and greater than 4.9 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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