A record number of officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Uzbekistan on June 15.

CentralAsia.media says 183 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Uzbekistan yesterday.  By 11:00 pm, the number of officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Uzbekistan has reportedly increased by another 109 cases.

As of the night of June 15, a total number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uzbekistan has reached 5,263, according to CentralAsia.media.

The country is split into three zones as a preventive measure of the virus spread – red, yellow and green.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Uzbekistan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).  The virus was confirmed to have spread to Uzbekistan when its first case was confirmed on March 15, 2020, an Uzbek citizen returning from France.  Uzbekistan's Health Ministry has a list of people who were in contact with the victim, with plans to quarantine them.  After the case was announced, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a state of emergency in Kazakhstan, and promptly closed the border with Uzbekistan.  Two days before the first case of coronavirus, Uzbekistan suspended flights to France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. On March 22, 2020, Uzbekistan ordered companies in Tashkent to do remote working, as well as making protective masks mandatory.  On March 27, 2020, the first death was reported in the country, who was a 72-year-old woman living in Namangan.  She was infected by her daughter who returned from Turkey on March 12, 2020.