38 new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of the officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 10,260 as of the evening of October 12, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP).

79 coronavirus-linked deaths have been reported in Tajikistan as of the evening of October 12, a MoHSPP says.  

9,103 COVID-19 patients have reportedly recovered in the country as of the evening of October 12.  45 Covid-19 patients were discharged after recovery yesterday.  

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.   

The coronavirus COVID-19 is reportedly affecting 214 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

According to COVID-19 data provided by Worldmeter, coronavirus cases around the globe have been reported at 38,042,810 since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December.  Of them, 28,603,048 have recovered and 1,085,375 have died.

Meanwhile, CNN reports that more than half of US states are seeing an increase in new coronavirus cases, with five states reporting a jump of more than 50% in one week.

During the coronavirus pandemic so far, there were 20% more deaths than would normally be expected from March 1 through August 1 in the United States -- with COVID-19 officially accounting for about two-thirds of them, according to new research published Monday in the medical journal JAMA.