Kyrgyzstan’s nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1,722 after 60 new cases were reported on Saturday.
Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbaev said at his daily online news briefing that most of the new cases are close contacts of confirmed cases.
He cited as an example a man in Bishkek, who was infected with the novel coronavirus and continued his work at the factory as he had a mild illness. As a result, he was in contact with 60 colleagues, among whom 24 were infected.
Among the new cases, 14 are medical workers, which raised their total number to 344, including 247 recoveries, Usenbaev said.
The total number of recoveries in the country stood at 1,113, after 25 more patients were discharged from hospitals, the deputy minister said, adding that currently, 593 patients are still in hospitals, among whom five are in intensive care.
Usenbaev said that a total of 2,137 people in the country who have had contact with confirmed cases are under medical observation, and another 7,287 people are in home quarantine under the supervision of doctors for the same reason.