Coronavirus cases in Belarus surge by almost 900 in past day

Coronavirus cases in Belarus surge by almost 900 in past day
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  • calendar-gray 27 May 2020

Coronavirus cases in Belarus grew by 897 in the past twenty-four hours to 38,956 and six patients died, the republic’s Health Ministry reported on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"A total of 38,956 people with the positive test for COVID-19 have been registered. Over the entire period of the infection’s spread on the territory of the country, 214 patients with some chronic illnesses and the identified coronavirus infection have died," the ministry said in a statement.

As of May 27, 15,923 patients earlier diagnosed with the novel coronavirus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals. A total of 485,534 tests for the coronavirus infection have been conducted in Belarus, the statement says.

Belarus has not imposed any lockdown restrictions. The World Health Organization (WHO) insistently recommended that the Belarusian authorities enhance social distancing and give up mass events.

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