According to the data from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP), no new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday and as of the morning of January 8, 2021, the official number of people infected with the coronavirus remains unchanged in Tajikistan – 13,305.

Recall, no new officially confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in Tajikistan on December 31, January 1, 3 4, 6 and 7.  

The number of coronavirus-linked deaths remains the same in the country – 90, a MoHSPP says. 

Meanwhile, 42 COVID-19 patients reportedly discharged after recovery yesterday.  In all, 13,153 coronavirus patients have reportedly recovered in the country as of the morning of January 8, 2021.              

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 virus is reportedly affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.