40 new officially confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 7,785 as of the morning of August 10, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) said.

The number of coronavirus-linked deaths has been reported in the country at 62, according to a MoHSPP.

6,573 (83.8) COVID-19 patients have reportedly recovered as of the morning evening of August 10, 2020.   

More than 1,000 people in Tajikistan have reportedly been treating COVID-19 at home under supervision of family doctors.    

The Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population, Jamoliddin Abdullozoda, noted on August 4 that despite the fact that the rate of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection among the population is decreasing in the country, medical workers should stay focused.

The minister ordered to strengthen control over COVID-19 patients who are being treated at home and intensify door-to-door campaign to identify new cases of the coronavirus and prevent the further spread of the disease in the country.  The minister also ordered to strengthen control over providing patients with the necessary drugs. 

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.