Covid-19 total fatalities: Armenia - 521, Azerbaijan - 274, Georgia - 15
Statistics: sick, dead, recovered - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia
Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia New cases 542 535 5 Total cases 21,916 29 820 963 New deaths +9 +18 0 Total deaths 274 521 15 Recovered 13,100 17,427 841
Armenian Minister of Health: “the situation is stable but critical.” More than 500 dead since outbreak
In Armenia, 349 cases of infection per day, in total, 29,285 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
Another 12 people died, in total, 503 people have died since the start of the epidemic. 16 907 people recovered.
Health Minister Arsen Torosyan stated that the rate of spread of coronavirus in Armenia remains the same – 30% of the tests give a positive result.
In total, 125,088 tests have been carried out since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,273 over the past day.
“It’s good that the percentage is stable, but it’s bad that the absolute numbers remain high,” he said.
The number of seriously ill and extremely severe patients is about 650 people. There are enough places in hospitals – the minister is sure that in Armenia there are no people who need hospitalization who would stay at home.
In general, he assessed the situation as complex but stable.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan did not rule out that the state of emergency might be extended for the fourth time.
In Armenia, businesses and public transport work, shops are open. Quarantine rules include mandatory wearing of masks and maintaining a distance in public places.
So far, the state of emergency is valid until July 13
Azerbaijan extends quarantine regulations until July 20, street cameras brought in to catch violators
In Azerbaijan, 572 cases of infection per day, a total of 18 684 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 228 people have died, 10 425 people have recovered.
Hard quarantine was reintroduced in Baku on June 21, it was supposed to end on July 5, but it was extended until July 20 due to a sharp continued increase in the number of infections.
In Baku and several other cities and regions, all shops are closed again, except for grocery and drugstores, and the metro is stopped. Transport does not work on weekends, most businesses are stopped.
One of the main restrictions is on movement. People are required to stay at home, you can only go out for two hours and only after receiving special SMS permission from the authorities.
However, police posts were removed from the city streets, which checked the presence of these SMS permissions from drivers. This led to huge traffic jams.
Authorities said they would use surveillance cameras to verify these permits, but it is not yet clear how this can be done.
Armenian health minister: “ICUs are filled over capacity”
In Armenia, 593 cases of infection per day, a total of 26,568 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
Another 6 people died, in total, 459 people have died since the start of the epidemic. 15,036 people recovered.
Minister of health Arsen Torosyan said at a government meeting that all intensive care units in the country were full:
“In each department there are 1-2 free places where we can accommodate only severe and extremely severe patients. Today there are about 650 people in total, 44 of them are connected to mechanical ventilation. ”
Quarantine measures to remain in force in Azerbaijan until at least mid-July
In Azerbaijan, 556 cases of infection per day, a total of 17 524 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 214 people have died, 9,715 people have recovered.
The strict quarantine regime resumed on June 21 in Azerbaijan due to the sharp increase in coronavirus infections will most likely not end on July 5, as it was originally planned, but will be extended for another two weeks.
“The strict quarantine regime is already yielding results – we did not allow Azerbaijan to have 600 or more new infections per day,” said Yagut Garayev, representative of TƏBİB (special structure for regulating the work of medical structures).
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France offers help to Armenia - Macron’s letter to PM Pashinyan
In Armenia, 415 cases of infection per day, a total of 25 542 people have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
Another 10 people died, in total, 443 people have died since the start of the epidemic. 14,048 people recovered.
French President Emmanuel Macron sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, where he said that “in the coming days, France will send another team of volunteer doctors to Armenia to replace those who are already helping their Armenian colleagues in the fight against Covid-19.”
The letter also says about additional financial assistance to Armenia:
“France is ready to consider providing Armenia with a loan of 50-80 million euros, which will provide an opportunity to support its state budget against the background of the problems that Armenia faces this year.”
Azerbaijan sets new anti-record: 544 cases in one day
Azerbaijan sets new anti-record: 544 cases in one day.
During the day, another 8 people died, in total, from the beginning of the epidemic, 206 people died.
In total, 16,968 people were infected, of whom 9,369 recovered.
Azerbaijan has doubled the fine for violating quarantine rules, now it is about $ 117 in equivalent.
Several MPs are demanding stricter penalties for violating the quarantine regime. It is proposed to increase the fine to a thousand dollars. The deputy Siyavush Novruzov proposed to fine those who claim they do not believe in coronavirus.
A timeline of events in the Caucasus related to coronavirus epidemic, 25-29 June, 2020