Kazakhstan reports 168 new COVID-19 cases

Kazakhstan reports 168 new COVID-19 cases

Doctors in Kazakhstan recorded 168 new coronavirus cases in the past day, and the total case tally reached 105,243, the government’s anti-coronavirus commission said.

"Some 173 new cases of the coronavirus infection were registered, including 85 asymptomatic carriers. A total of 105,243 cases were confirmed in the country," the statement said.

Some 0.5% of Kazakhstan’s 18.7 mln population contracted the virus. In the past eight days, the coronavirus spread rate in the Central Asian republic reached 0.75, Sputnik Kazakhstan reported.

The state of emergency was introduced in Kazakhstan on March 16 and ended on May 11 but restrictions remained in place in Kazakhstan’s regions. Due to a rise in infections, the country’s authorities introduced additional quarantine restrictions on July 5. The authorities started gradually easing these restrictions on August 17.

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