40 new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday bringing the total number of the officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country to 10,533 as of the evening of October 19, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP).

The number of the coronavirus-linked deaths has not changed – 80 cases. 

52 COVID-19 patients were reportedly discharged after recovery yesterday.  In all, 9,563 coronavirus patients have reportedly recovered in the country as of the evening of October 19, a MoHSPP says.   . 

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.     

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

According to COVID-19 data provided by Worldmeter, coronavirus cases around the globe have been reported at 40,648,536 since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.  Of them, 30,353,355 have recovered and 1,122,992 have died.

CNN said yesterday that according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, there are at least 8,206,525 cases of coronavirus in the United States and at least 220,079 people have died from the virus.

So far on Monday, Johns Hopkins has reportedly recorded 51,931 new cases and 405 reported deaths.

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases. 

Only 2 states are reportedly showing downward trends by at least 10% in new Covid-19 cases compared to the previous week — Hawaii and Vermont, 27 states are showing upward trends, and 21 states are showing steady trends.