Kyrgyz COVID-19 cases reach 12,498

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BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan on Thursday reported 521 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths, raising the total number of infections to 12,498 and the death toll to 167. Head of the public health care department of the country’s Health Ministry Ainura Akmatova at a regular news briefing said that among the new cases 96 are medical workers, raising the tally of contracted medical workers to 2,076, including 583 recoveries. Akmatova said that there are currently 682 confirmed cases, who are receiving treatment in hospitals, and 16 of them are in intensive care units. She also announced the recovery of 75 more cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total recoveries in the country to 5,632. A total of 2,266 coronavirus tests were conducted in the country in the past 24 hours. Kyrgyzstan reported its first coronavirus case on March 18. On Wednesday, an extra batch of mobile oxygen concentrators purchased by the Kyrgyz government were delivered to the country by a charter flight from China, the press service of the Kyrgyz government said. –Agenices