Parade not cure: Nearly 1K new coronavirus cases per day in Belarus

The Belarusian Health Ministry has published the updated information on the coronavirus situation on Telegram.

To date, Belarusian health professionals have registered 26,772 persons infected with the novel coronavirus. In the past 24 hours, 947 new cases have been confirmed.

“For the entire period of the spread of the infection in the country, 151 patients who were previously tested positive for the coronavirus have died; they had chronic and co-existing illnesses,” the statement reads.

On May 13, the Belarusian authorities reported 146 coronavirus deaths in the republic; thus, another five persons have passed away within the last day.

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8,168 patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered (+457). By the moment, around 308,000 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. Following the celebration, Lukashenka claimed that Belarus recorded a decline in pneumonia.

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