New surge in COVID-19 cases in LPR expected in second half of August - Sanitary Service

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Medics are expecting a new surge in COVID-19 cases in the Lugansk People’s Republic in the second half of August, LPR chief sanitary officer Dmitry Dokashenko told Vesti Plus Lugansk radio.

“At this point, we are experiencing a surge in the illness; tentatively, the LPR will have reached the projected peak by the last week of August,” Dokashenko said. “We hope that the immunization will enable us to reduce the peak growth.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Dokashenko said that medics had recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases in the LPR due to population migration.

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 194 million by now; of those, over 4.1 million people died, according to the WHO. The LPR confirmed 6,245 COVID-19 cases.

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

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