LPR reports 17,738 COVID-19 cases


Lugansk People’s Republic medics recorded 17,738 coronavirus infection cases in the Republic, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.

 “As of 09:00, October 27, the LPR had 17,738 confirmed COVID-19 cases,” the report said. A total of 13,310 people have recovered and left hospitals with two negative test results for COVID-19 since the beginning of the coronavirus infection outbreak.

The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019. The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 243.8 million by now; of those, over 4.9 million people died, according to the WHO. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 15,552 COVID-19 cases.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures. *s

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