Kyrgyzstan on Friday registered 68 new COVID-19 cases, raising its total number to 1,662.
Nurbolot Usenbaev, the country’s Deputy Health Minister, said at his daily online news briefing that most new cases are imported.
He noted that among the newly infected, 47 are Kyrgyz citizens evacuated from Russia: 26 cadets, 11 pregnant women and the rest students.
The deputy minister also said 22 people recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people discharged from hospital to 1,088.
Currently, 558 patients are in hospital, among which 6 are in intensive care, he said.
A total of 2,467 people in the country who have had contact with infected patients are under medical observation. And 7,222 people are in home quarantine under the supervision of doctors for the same reason.
Usenbaev said there were cases where confirmed patients cannot remember where they were and with whom they contacted.
Therefore, the deputy minister urged the citizens to keep social distance, avoid visiting places with large crowds and observe personal hygiene.