Kazakhstan Reports 11,524 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths In a Single Day

Kazakhstan Health Ministry on Monday reported 11,524 new COVID-19 cases and four related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to over one million.

“The new infections and deaths within the last 24 hours is alarming as the first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was detected recently,” the ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, the Omicron case was reported a week ago and since then cases of COVID-19 are on the rise.

“Its concerning as COVID-19 related deaths are also on the rise,” said the ministry.

The ministry also announced more restrictions as part of efforts to stop the further spread of the virus nationwide. 

Vaccinated citizens can enter public areas such as shopping malls, entertainment venues, and indoor sports facilities while those who have not been vaccinated are restricted to their own homes. 

According to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 5.53 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with more than 328.12 million cases confirmed worldwide.

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