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Tracking Coronavirus’ Spread in Post-Soviet Countries

The CIS countries have experienced hundreds of infections and two fatalities. Valery Sharifulin / TASS

With nearly 140,000 infections worldwide, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has reached pandemic status. 

We’ve rounded up the latest figures on the coronavirus in all post-Soviet countries. Estonia leads the pack with 258 infections, a wide margin over second-place Russia with 147 infections. Nearly all countries have closed schools and discouraged large gatherings in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus. 

The first death recorded was a 51-year old woman in Azerbaijan who had recently returned from a trip to Iran, followed by two fatalities in Ukraine.

We will continue to update the list as the numbers change.


Number of infections: 258

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 147

Number of deaths: 0 


Number of total infections: 33

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 71

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 52

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 51

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 34

Number of deaths: 1


Number of infections: 36

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 34

Number of deaths: 0


Number of total infections: 37

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 16

Number of deaths: 2


Number of infections: 23

Number of deaths: 0 


Number of infections: 3

Number of deaths: 0 

No infections have been reported in Turkmenistan or Tajikistan. 

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