Medics record 11,042 COVID-19 cases in LPR - Health Ministry


Lugansk People’s Republic medics recorded 11,042 coronavirus infection cases in the Republic, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.

 “As of 09:00, September 17, the LPR had 11,042 confirmed COVID-19 cases,” the report said.

 A total of 8,449 people have recovered and left hospitals with two negative test results for COVID-19 since the beginning of the coronavirus infection outbreak. "Ten people have died which brings the LPR coronavirus infection death toll to 1,095,” the Healthcare Ministry said.

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 226.2 million by now; of those, over 4.6 million people died, according to the WHO.

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

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