As of 14 April, 3,281 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Belarus since the outbreak.
2,444 of them have been hospitalized, 33 coronavirus patients with chronic diseases died, the Healthcare Ministry reports.
Other patients have mild or moderate symptoms, they continue their treatment as outpatients. 57 patients are currently pun on a ventilator. That is, the daily increase of coronavirus cases is 362 people.
The record increase in the number of new cases was on 9 April, when 495 people were diagnosed with coronavirus. Later Deputy Healthcare Minister Yelena Bogdan shared the number of coronavirus cases in regions of Belarus.
Brest region – 73, Vitebsk region – 848, Gomel region – 106, Grodno region – 53, Minsk – 1691, Minsk region – 359, Mogilev region – 151. Recall that the last week the number of cases continues to increase by several hundred per day.
The Ministry of Health explains it with the fact that more tests for coronavirus infection have been carried out. As of 14 April, 17 laboratories carried out 71,875 coronavirus tests.
Experts mostly register not imported cases, that is the virus is transmitted from person to person within the country. According to the estimates of Healthcare Minister Vladimir Karanik , the peak incidence is expected in late April-early May.
The WHO recommends Belarus to postpone public events, introduce physical distancing and distance learning, create opportunities for remote work and reduce the movement for the elderly and people with chronic diseases.