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Kyrgyzstan's COVID-19 cases top 68,702

20 Nov 2020, 19:18 GMT+10

BISHKEK, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan's total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 68,702, after 386 new cases were reported on Friday.

The new cases were discovered out of 3,373 COVID-19 medical tests that were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours, the Republican Headquarters for Combating COVID-19 said.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 59,789 including 427 new recoveries over the past day.

A total of 3,137 patients are being treated in hospitals, 126 of them in intensive care, while 3,826 patients are receiving treatment at home.

Meanwhile, six more deaths were registered in 24 hours, taking the count to 1,223.

Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Kyrgyzstan on March 18, the country's authorities have taken precautionary measures against the pandemic by closing the country's borders, shutting down schools and entertainment centers, banning public gatherings, and imposing a curfew for one month and a half.

The Central Asian country declared an emergency on March 22, and the measure is still in force, with some facilities remaining closed.

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