BAKU 

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan reported 521 more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising its overall count to 15,890.

The death toll in the country stands at 193, recoveries have reached 8,719, and 6,978 patients are still under treatment.

More than 461,800 tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Belarus

In Belarus, 382 more infections pushed the total up to 61,095.

The number of recoveries reached 44,126 and the death toll stands at 377.

Nearly 960,000 tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Moldova

Moldova reported 304 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 16,080.

Six more patients died over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 521.

A total of 8,963 people have recovered in the country to date.

Tajikistan

At least 52 more cases in Tajikistan pushed the country’s overall count to 5,799, including 4,391 recoveries, and 52 fatalities.

A total of 1,356 patients are still under treatment in the country, according to the Health Ministry.

Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, 61 more people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total to 7,551, including 20 deaths and 5,063 recoveries.

A total of 2,468 patients remain under treatment in the Central Asian country, which has carried out over a million tests so far.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s case count stands at 20,319, including 158 fatalities.

Recoveries in the country went up by by 41 to 12,589.

Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, 4,513 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

A total of 46 patients have died in the country, while 2,212 have recovered.

Worldwide

Over 495,500 people have died in at least 188 countries and regions since the virus emerged in China last December.

More than 9.86 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 4.98 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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

* Writing by Fahri Aksut in Ankara.

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