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Armenia reports record 1,058 new coronavirus cases in past day

This is the highest since June 7 that saw 766 daily infections, according to official statistics
Public transport disinfection in Yerevan  Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure/TASS
Public transport disinfection in Yerevan
© Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure/TASS

YEREVAN, October 14. /TASS/. Coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 1,058 in the past twenty-four hours, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic in the republic, Armenia’s Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.

"In the past twenty-four hours, 1,058 cases of COVID-19 [the disease caused by the novel coronavirus] were identified and 395 patients recovered from the disease. To date, there are 46,713 recoveries while the total number of the infected is 58,624," the statement reads.

Armenia registered the previous highest daily coronavirus growth rate on June 7 (766 cases).

On October 13, Armenia reported 745 new coronavirus cases. Seven coronavirus patients died at Armenian hospitals in the past twenty-four hours, bringing fatalities to 1,039.

To date, Armenia has conducted about 332,000 coronavirus tests, covering about 11.2% of the country’s population. As many as 2,877 coronavirus tests were conducted in the past twenty-four hours, of which over 18% were positive.

The virus has been identified among about 1.8% of the republic’s population that equals 2.9 million people.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 38,373,100 people have been infected worldwide and more than 1,090,900 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 28,855,150 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.