BISHKEK, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Kyrgyzstan reported 278 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the country's total infections to 40,455.
Ainura Akmatova, head of the country's public health care department, told a daily news briefing that eight of the new patients are medical workers, while the caseload of infected medical workers has reached 2,967, of whom 2,212 have recovered.
A total of 6,397 COVID-19 patients are still undergoing medical treatment, while the number of recoveries in the country now stands at 32,764. Four deaths have been registered over the past 24 hours, raising the country's COVID-19 death toll to 1,478.
During an online meeting with President Sooronbai Jeenbekov on Monday, Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov, said that work is underway to prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the latest epidemiological situation in the capital, the Bishkek Mayor's Office has closed another three makeshift hospitals.
Data from the office showed that the makeshift hospitals have provided medical assistance to 9,203 citizens.