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Number of confirmed COVID cases in Azerbaijan up to over 40,000, with 586 fatalities

Number of confirmed COVID cases in Azerbaijan up to over 40,000, with 586 fatalities

TASS Russian News Agency | Sep 27, 2020 at 8:59 PM

BAKU, September 27. /TASS/. As many as 128 novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in Azerbaijan over the past day, or by 20 more than on the previous day, the coronavirus response headquarters under the Azerbaijani government said on Sunday.

The overall number of coronavirus cases in Azerbaijan has reached 40,023, or 0.4 percent of the country’s entire population of some ten million. The daily morbidity rate was 0.001 percent. The effective reproduction number (Rt), or the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person, for the past eight days is 1.

“One coronavirus-related death was reported during the day,” it said, adding that the overall number of coronavirus-related fatalities stands at 586.

A total of 37,655 coronavirus patients have recovered, or 94.1 percent of all coronavirus cases, with 132 recoveries reported in the past day. A total of 1,102,401 people, or eleven percent of the entire population) have been tested for the coronavirus infection, including 6,858 in the past day.

The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Azerbaijan on February 28. The epidemic reached its peak at the beginning of the summer, with the biggest number of newly confirmed cases – 590 – being reported on June 24. The morbidity rate began to go down from mid-July, dropping to less than 100 cases a day on August 9. However it began to go up again in mid-August. The capital city of Baku accounts for 55.9 percent of coronavirus cases.

The nationwide quarantine has been extended until September 30. Stricter lockdowns are in force in Baku and its environs and in the city of Sumgait, which report the biggest number of coronavirus cases.

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