Kyrgyzstan confirms 17 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, says Response Centre

# 09:55
18 April 2020

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan has grown by 17 to 506 within the past 24 hours, the country's COVID-19 response center said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"As of April 18, 2020, 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Kyrgyzstan," the response center's spokesperson said.

The list of infected people includes 116 doctors among others.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan stands at five people, while 13 other patients are in critical condition.

Kyrgyzstan has declared a state of emergency in several cities, including the capital of Bishkek, in light of the pandemic.