Sun, 17 Jan 2021

NUR-SULTAN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan recorded 678 more COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 126,182, including 1,990 deaths and 112,806 recoveries, said the country's health ministry on Tuesday.

Five regions, namely East Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, Kostanay, North Kazakhstan and Akmola, are listed as the red zone, or the country's worst-hit areas, while the yellow zone contains the West Kazakhstan Region and the capital city of Nur-Sultan. Other places are classified as the green zone.

Almost all regions of Kazakhstan have reported increase in coronavirus cases, and the virus reproductive rate nationwide is 1.07. Beds for infectious diseases in the country are filled by 22 percent, and intensive care beds by 17 percent, the ministry said.

Kazakhstan has the largest COVID-19 caseload among five Central Asian countries and is fighting the second wave of infections.

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