Disaster Response Coordination Unit - Kyrgyzstan: COVID-19 response Weekly situation update (24 July 2020)


Situation Update

On 18 March 2020 the first three cases were recorded in the Kyrgyz Republic that were detected among those, who returned from Umra pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Kyrgyzstan’s Security Council recommended the state of emergency on 22 March, and the Government subsequently imposed stricter measures, placing checkpoints in every region and city, and shutting down facilities (cafes, cinemas, shopping malls, and other entertainment places), leaving only grocery stores, food markets, pharmacies, and medical facilities. Over the following weeks, the number of confirmed cases increased slowly by single-digit or lower double-digit figures per day. Strict quarantine ended in mid-May and facilities started to work. Since mid-June 2020, the daily rate of new cases and death rate have significantly increased. As of 24 July 2020, 31,247 cases of of COVID-19 U07.1 1and U07.2 2 have been confirmed in Kyrgyzstan, of which 18,038 have recovered. 1,211 deaths have been registered. According Shtab as of 21 July, the number of patients who are in hospitals is 6,997 people. 141 people are in intensive care, 1,656 are in serious condition. The total number of medical staff diagnosed with COVID-19 is 2,580 cases, of which 74 medical workers have recovered per day. In total, 1,234 medical workers have recovered.

For a unified approach to the treatment of manifestations of coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health issued an order according to which community-acquired pneumonia without PCR confirmation, but with clinical manifestations of viral etiology, belongs to the U07.2 code, thus statistically cases of community-acquired pneumonia are considered a manifestation of COVID-19.


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