TASHKENT, July 3. /TASS/. Medics in Uzbekistan confirmed 295 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, 18 more than the day earlier. According to Uzbekistan's Ministry of Health, the total number of infected people has reached 9,199.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries grew by 187 in the past 24 hours amounting to 6,034. Like in the previous days, most new infections were reported among the Uzbek nationals arriving from abroad and placed in observation. Meanwhile, a sizable growth in coronavirus cases was registered among residents of capital Tashkent, as well as in the Bukhara, Tashkent, Namangan and Syrdarya regions.
On Friday, Muhammadzhon Bozorov, spokesman for the Agency for Sanitary-Epidemiological Safety of Uzbekistan, said that on Thursday 17,973 coronavirus tests were conducted in the country, while the overall number of tests is 1,246,691. According to the spokesman, 24,722 and 39,076 Uzbek nationals accordingly are quarantined in specialized centers or at home.
The health ministry also said that due to growing coronavirus figures, it had partially re-purposed medical establishments for coronavirus patients in all regions of the republic.
As of July 3, 3,138 patients are currently in hospitals with confirmed coronavirus. Sixteen of them are in serious condition. The death toll has remained unchanged - 27 people.
The first coronavirus case in Uzbekistan was confirmed on March 15. On the same day, quarantine was imposed in kindergartens and educational establishments, transport services with foreign countries were suspended and all public events were banned. The lockdown was imposed on April 6.
On June 30, Uzbekistan's special commission on COVID-19 tightened lockdown measures due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the country. The lockdown says in place until August 1. From July 5, patients showing no symptoms or mildly ill will undergo medical treatment at home.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 11,000,000 people have been infected worldwide and more than 524,000 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 6,172,000 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.