Eighteen new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) says.

Twenty-four coronavirus patients were reportedly cured in the country on January 25

Since January 21, 2022, a total number of new officially confirmed cases of COVDI-19 in Tajikistan has exceeded 100.

A total number of the officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in Tajikistan has reached 17,229 since April 30, 2020, when its index cases were confirmed in the country. 

The number of the officially confirmed coronavirus-linked deaths in Tajikistan has remained the same – 124.

A MoHSPP says a total number of those who have been cured in Tajikistan since April 30, 2020 has reached 16,995.

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 30 April 2020.

By January 13, 2021, government reported that all cases had either recovered or died, leaving the country free of COVID-19 for the first time since April 2020.  Tajikistan reported to be the first country in Central Asia to eradicate COVID-19, and would be the only country with over 10,000 total cases to have zero active cases.  After five months and twelve days, Tajikistan recorded 63 news COVID-19 cases.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is reportedly affecting 223 countries and territories.  According to COVID-19 data provided by Worldometer, coronavirus cases around the globe have been reported at 359,373,848 since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019.  Of them, 284,789,746 have recovered and 5,634,806 have died.