34 new officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 8,311 as of morning of August 24, a MoHSPP said.    

The number of coronavirus-linked deaths has been reported in the country at 66, according to a MoHSPP.

7,108 (83.8 percent) COVID-19 patients have reportedly recovered in Tajikistan as of the morning of August 24, 2020.  36 COVID-19 patients were released from hospitals after recovery 

More than 1,000 people in Tajikistan have reportedly been treating COVID-19 at home under supervision of family doctors.    

The COVID-19 pandemic in Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan when its index cases, in Dushanbe and Khujand, were confirmed on April 30, 2020.   

Meanwhile, according to COVID-19 data provided by Worldmeter, coronavirus cases around the globe have been reported at 23,584,259 since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.  Of them, 16,082,104 have recovered and 812,517 have died.

UN health agency chief seeks to draw favorable comparisons with 1918 flu outbreak, saying we now have better technology; infection levels in Europe spark fears of 2nd wave.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom told reporters on August 21 “… so we hope to finish this pandemic before less than two years,” 

By “utilizing the available tools to the maximum and hoping that we can have additional tools like vaccines, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu,” he said.

The WHO also recommended children over 12-years-old now use masks in the same situations as adults as the use of face coverings increases to stop the virus spread.