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23 May 2020, 11:38

Count of coronavirus victims in Southern Caucasus grows due to Armenia and Azerbaijan

The count of coronavirus infection cases in Southern Caucasus, including the unrecognized republics, reached 10,598. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the region has increased to 133 due to recent four deaths in Armenia and two in Azerbaijan.

Armenia, which is behind Azerbaijan and Georgia in terms of population, remains the leader in both new infection cases and in the total number – 5928 infected cases registered; a total of 2874 people recovered during the pandemic period.

By the surplus of infections, Azerbaijan is in second place' and Georgia – in the third.

During the last 24 hours, no new infection cases have been fixed in the unrecognized republics of Southern Caucasus. Most infection cases were detected in South Ossetia – 34; in Nagorno-Karabakh – 33; and in Abkhazia – 25. The total number of infection cases in the unrecognized republics is 92.

Since the pandemic start, the largest number of deaths was recorded in Armenia – 74; in Azerbaijan, 46 people died from the infection.

The only death among the unrecognized republics of Southern Caucasus was recorded on April 26 in Abkhazia.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 22, 2020 at 11:22 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Galina Gotua; Source: CK correspondent

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