Number of coronavirus cases in Tajikistan nears 10,000
TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 5, 2020 at 5:58 PM
DUSHANBE, October 5. /TASS/. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Tajikistan has reached 9,974, with 39 new cases confirmed in the past day, the national ministry of health and social protection said on Monday.
The morbidity rate is 0.1 percent of the country’s population of 9.3 million. The effective reproduction number (Rt), or the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person, was 0.9 in the past eight days.
According to the ministry, no coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the past day. The overall number of coronavirus-related deaths is 78. As many as 8,794 patients, or 88 percent of the coronavirus cases, have recovered. As many as 45 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals.
The first 15 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Tajikistan on April 30. The epidemic reached its peak in a period from May 15 to 22, when around 200 coronavirus cases were confirmed daily. The coronavirus situation in the country is now stabilizing, with the daily tally being less than 40. The figure however has been more than 40 since September 15.
The country has begun to lift the quarantine measures, with non-food markets, shopping centers, hotels, public catering outlets and beauty parlors resuming their work from June 15. However, people are requested to wear face masks in public places.