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Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for April 23


(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 23

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases for April 23 in Uzbekistan increased to 88,280, Trend reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health.

To date, 85,232 patients have fully recovered in the country, while 641 have died.

At the moment, 2,407 patients are treated in medical institutions in Uzbekistan in accordance with the standards.

According to the Ministry of Health, all new cases were identified among those who were in contact with patients. In particular, 206 cases were revealed in Tashkent, 58 cases in the Tashkent region, 34 cases in the Samarkand region, nine cases in Bukhara region, eight cases in the Jizzakh region, five cases each in Andijan, Namangan regions, and the Karakalpakstan Republic, four cases in the Surkhandarya region, three cases each in the Syrdarya, Fergana and Navoi regions and one case each was revealed in Khorezm and Kashkadarya regions.

Starting from April 1 certain restrictions have been established in Uzbekistan by the decision of the republican special commission for the preparation of the program of measures to prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19.

Citizens are required to wear masks when entering public transportation.

The first case of coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan was detected in the laboratory of the Research Institute of Virology.

The outbreak in the Chinese Wuhan city - which is an international transport hub - began at a fishing market in late December 2019.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.

Uzbekistan as an active member of the WHO European Regional Office has joined the Coronavirus vaccination program.

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