Dozens of fatalities and more than 2,500 coronavirus cases were reported in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Thursday.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine crossed 40,000, with a record 994 more people testing positive over the past 24 hours.
According to the health minister, the country’s tally stands at 40,008, of which 17,758 patients have recovered.
Sixteen more fatalities were recorded since Wednesday, raising the death toll to 1,067.
Armenia confirmed 771 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 22,488.
The country’s death toll rose by 11 to 397, according to health authorities.
A total of 10,625 patients remain under treatment, while 11,335 have recovered to date.
The landlocked country has done nearly 103,000 tests so far.
The number of coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan climbed by 520 over the past day, reaching 19,285.
The death toll stands at 136, while nearly 12,000 people have recovered.
The country has done over 1.2 million tests to date.
Kyrgyzstan reported a record 228 new virus cases on Thursday, pushing the overall count to 3,954, including 2,112 recoveries.
One more fatality brought the country’s death toll to 43.
In Uzbekistan, 143 more people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total to 6,990, including 19 deaths and 4,685 recoveries.
The Central Asian country has carried out 850,000 coronavirus tests so far.
Nearly 2,300 patients are still under treatment, authorities said.
Georgia reported three new coronavirus cases, bringing the overall count to 920, including 14 deaths and 776 recoveries.
More than 9.44 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 nearly 483,000 lives worldwide, while recoveries are over 4.75 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.
* Writing by Gozde Bayar
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