Kazakhstan recorded 5,314 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic, the government’s interagency commission on coronavirus response said on Thursday. The total number of cases has reached 472,106, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the commission, the country’s coronavirus recoveries rose by 2,756 to 420,984 in the past day and the death toll increased by 47 to 4,816.
On August 1, 2020, the Kazakh Health Ministry changed its method for counting coronavirus cases. Apart from confirmed COVID-19 patients, the data now includes patients diagnosed with pneumonia who test negative for the coronavirus but have symptoms similar to COVID-19. As of July 15, as many as 58,213 such cases and 3,514 deaths were recorded in the country.