Coronavirus: 56 officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in Tajikistan yesterday

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56 officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 5,513 as of the evening of June 22, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP).


4,039 COVID-19 patients (+44 people) have reportedly recovered as of the evening of June 22, 2020.


According to a MoHSPP, an official number of the coronavirus-linked deaths remains in the country the same – 52.


Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COVID-19 Situation Report released on June 21 notes that WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, shared that the European Region accounts for 31% of COVID-19 cases and 43% of COVID-19 deaths globally.  Dir. Kluge highlighted that several countries continue to face increasing disease incidence and that “preparing for the autumn is a priority now at the WHO Regional Office for Europe”.


The WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari has highlighted that while there is a wide body of research on COVID-19, many things are still unknown.  He reiterated that as knowledge of the disease evolves, recommendations about how best to control the pandemic are also evolving.


A survey conducted by the WHO Regional Office for the Americas highlights that services for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been critically affected since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region.


WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said three days ago that “the world is in a new and dangerous phase.  Many people are understandably fed up with being at home… but the virus is still spreading fast.”


Source: Asia Plus