BISHKEK, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan on Monday reported 488 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total cases in the country to 11,117, a public health official said.
Out of the 1,456 tests conducted in the country over the last 24 hours, 265 out of the new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Bishkek, bringing the total number in the capital city to 5,206, and the remaining 223 are in other parts of the country, said Ainura Akmatova, head of the public health care department of the country's Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, 15 patients have died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 147, said Akmatova, adding that so far 668 patients are being treated in hospitals, with 121 in critical condition and 21 in intensive care.
Among the newly infected, 125 are medical workers, bringing the caseload of infected medics to 1,781, including 560 recoveries, she said, adding that the total recoveries increased to 3,460 with 73 new recovered cases in the past 24 hours.
The Health Ministry of Kyrgyzstan is preparing the country for a possible complication of the epidemiological situation by adding additional beds, providing necessary personal protective equipment and medicines, Akmatova added.