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Virus cases, casualties rise in Eurasia, Central Asia

More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Wednesday.


The nationwide toll stands at 1,159 with no more fatalities reported over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said in a very statement.

Another 627 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the entire number of cases to 44,361, while a complete of 32,732 people have recovered from the virus, it added.


The case-count in Belarus reached 74,763 with 211 cases over the past day.

The toll has reached 767, with six more fatalities.

A total of seven2,810 patients have up to now recovered within the country.

There are 1,186 patients still under treatment.


As many as 239 new virus cases brought Uzbekistan's tally to 49,015.

Two more fatalities took the cost to 407, while recoveries rose to 45,422, in keeping with the Health Ministry.

Some 3,186 patients are still receiving treatment.


Azerbaijan reported 141 more infections, bringing the whole to 38,658, including 569 fatalities and 36,149 recoveries.

Health staff within the country have to date conducted 1.27 million tests.


Tajikistan reported 42 more cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, raising the count to 9,171, including 73 deaths.

A total of 7,941 patients have recovered up to now, while 1,157 remain under treatment.


The coronavirus pandemic has claimed quite 936,300 lives in 188 countries and regions since it originated in China last December. The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.

Over 29.62 million COVID-19 cases are reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 20.12 million, in step with figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

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