Nearly 24K coronavirus cases in Belarus

The Belarusian Health Ministry has updated information on the coronavirus situation in the country.

As of Monday morning, the ministry has registered the total of 23,906 persons infected with the novel coronavirus. In the past 24 hours, 933 new cases have been confirmed.

6,531 patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered.

“For the entire period of the spread of the infection in the country, 135 patients who were previously tested positive for the coronavirus have died; they had chronic and co-existing illnesses,” the Health Ministry said on Telegram.

On May 10, the Belarusian authorities reported 131 coronavirus deaths in the republic; thus, another four persons have passed away within the last day.

By the moment, around 274,000 tests for detecting the virus have been conducted in Belarus.

As reported earlier, Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka decided against cancelling a Victory parade in Minsk although the WHO and other experts had warned that organising mass events in a current epidemiological situation might result in its deterioration. On May 9, the event was attended by about 15,000 spectators.

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