43 new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, bringing a total number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 10,819 as of the morning of October 27, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP).

The number of coronavirus-linked deaths remains the same in the country – 81, a MoHSPP says.

62 COVID-19 patients were reportedly discharged after recovery yesterday.  In all, 9,951 coronavirus patients have reportedly recovered in the country as of the morning of October 27. 

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.     

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in late-stage, large clinical trials around the world.

Meanwhile, CNN said today morning that according to Johns Hopkins University, more than half of the states across the United States have reported their highest single-day of new COVIDd-19 cases during the month of October.