Kazakhstan reports 39 new coronavirus cases, total nearing 5,300

  12 May 2020    Read: 645
Kazakhstan reports 39 new coronavirus cases, total nearing 5,300

Thirty nine more coronavirus cases were reported in Kazakhstan on May 12, 2020, according to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Healthcare.

New coronavirus cases were confirmed in Almaty city (26 cases), Shymkent city (6 cases) and Zhambyl region (7 cases).

The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Kazakhstan since the virus was first confirmed in the country amounted to 5,279 cases. This includes 2,108 people who recovered from the coronavirus, and 32 patients who passed away.

The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.

The outbreak of the coronavirus began in the Chinese city of Wuhan (an international transport hub), at a fish market in late December 2019.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.


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