NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan

COVID-19 cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Monday, according to official figures.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan reported 241 more virus cases, taking its total to 32,684, including 468 deaths and 27,760 recoveries.

A total of 4,456 patients are still receiving medical treatment in the country, which has conducted over 744,800 tests so far.

Shops, cafes, restaurants, cinema halls, gyms, museums, and showrooms remain closed in 13 provinces until Aug. 31.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan registered 238 more virus cases, bringing the total to 26,066. Two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 157.

With 331 additions, the number of recoveries reached 16,838, while 9,071 patients remain hospitalized.

Due to the worsening situation, the country had extended lockdown until Aug. 15.

Moldova

Moldova reported 120 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 25,482.

At least nine fatalities were recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 800, while recoveries in the country stand at 17,942.

Belarus

The COVID-19 case count in Belarus rose by 99 to reach 68,166, while four more fatalities took the death toll to 571.

A total of 62,943 patients have recovered in the country so far.

Tajikistan

Tajikistan reported 43 more cases over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 7,538, including 61 deaths.

A total of 6,317 patients have recovered so far, while 1,160 remain under treatment.

Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 690,600 lives in at least 188 countries and regions since last December.

Nearly 18.15 million cases have been reported worldwide, with the US, Brazil, India, and Russia currently the hardest-hit countries, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows more than half of all patients – over 10.75 million – have recovered so far.

* Writing by Burak Bir in Ankara

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