More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday.
Moldova reported at least four new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,118, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Another 531 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the number of cases to 42,714, while a total of 30,918 people have recovered from the virus, it added.
At least two deaths and 223 new cases were reported in Uzbekistan over the past day, according to a statement by the Health Ministry.
The death toll in the country reached 384 and the total number of cases climbed to 46,721, including 43,359 recoveries.
The Health Ministry in Belarus announced that 191 new infections were reported in the country, pushing the total number to 73,975, including 72,547 recoveries.
The death toll in the country increased to 744 with six additions, it added.
Azerbaijan registered 135 new virus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 38,172, said the Health Ministry.
The death toll rose to 559 as two more people died of the virus. Most recently, 167 people recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 35,607.
The Health Ministry in Tajikistan confirmed that the total number of cases rose to 9,014, with 37 additions over the past 24 hours.
With the recovery of 35 more patients, the total number of recoveries reached 7,782, while the death toll stands at 72, it added.
Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed nearly 917,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December. The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.
Over 28.57 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 19.26 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.
*Writing by Fahri Aksut
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