BAKU, Azerbaijan

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to surge across Eurasia countries on Friday.


In Armenia, at least 759 more people were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, bringing the total to 23,247. The number of recoveries reached 12,149, and the death toll hit 410. 

A total of 105,046 tests have been conducted so far in the country, as 10,557 are still receiving treatment.


In Ukraine, the total number of recoveries reached 18,299, while the death toll rose to 1,086.

The country has so far conducted 620,624 tests.

The country extended the implementation of quarantine measures until July 31 amid the rise in numbers.


Kyrgyzstan’s total case count reached 4,204 after 250 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past day.

The number includes 2,162 recoveries and 43 deaths, the Health Ministry said.

In the former Soviet republic, inter-city travel and public transport on weekends have been restricted in order to tackle the rise of coronavirus cases.


In Kazakhstan, the number of COVID-19 cases rose by 465, bringing the total to 19,750.

At least 11 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the virus-linked fatality count to 147.

A total of 12,220 patients have recovered from coronavirus.


In Uzbekistan, 141 more people contracted the virus, raising the tally to 7,228. To date, 20 people have died and 4,877 regained health.

Besides, the country has so far conducted 1.12 million coronavirus tests and 2,331 patients are still receiving treatment. 


In Georgia, two new COVID-19 cases brought the total to 922, including 14 deaths and 780 recoveries.

Some 260 people in the country are under surveillance in hospitals, while 2,687 people are in quarantine, authorities said.

Global situation 

Nearly 9.62 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in 188 countries and regions since the virus emerged in China last December. The US, Russia, Brazil, and India are currently the hardest-hit countries in the world. 

The pandemic has claimed more than 489,500 lives worldwide, while recoveries are close to 4.85 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Burak Dag from Ankara

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