Central Asia’s COVID-19 recovery rate increases
38 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals over the last 24 hours in Kyrgyzstan after the full recovery from the novel coronavirus. The country reported a total of 254 cases of recovery and seven coronavirus deaths. In addition, 22 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan in the last 24 hours, reported Kyrgyz Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev. He said that 10 more health workers were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection. Kyrgyzstan reported a total of 612 COVID-19 cases, including 157 coronavirus cases among doctors.
Uzbekistan also reports an increase in the number of cases of recovery from the novel coronavirus. The country recorded 51 new COVID-19 cases and 96 recovery cases over the last 24 hours. It was the highest daily increase in the number of recovered patients since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Uzbekistan registered a total of 357 cases of recovery. To date, COVID-19 infected 1,692 people and killed six patients in the country.
Meanwhile, the family of the senior official of the Dushanbe prosecutor’s office who reportedly died on April 19 of H1N1, or swine flu, was placed in quarantine. Previously, Jaloliddin Abdujabborzoda (Pirov) was admitted to the hospital complaining about pain in his lungs, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and influenza. Many Tajik citizens are concerned about the sudden death of such a young and healthy man and find it suspicious that his body was buried by medical personnel in special protective equipment. People started to suspect the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Abdujabborzoda’s father has been reportedly hospitalized, because after the funeral of his son his health condition worsened. However, the authorities state he was just placed in quarantine like the rest of the family. Nevertheless, according to the Tajik government, no cases of coronavirus were registered in the country.
Not a single case of COVID-19 was reported in Turkmenistan.