As of 25 May, 37,144 coronavirus infection cases have been confirmed in Belarus, the Healthcare Ministry reports. That is plus 946 new cases in the past 24 hours and 2,843 over the weekend.
Belarus’s COVID-19 death toll is 204 people. In total, 14,499 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals – that is plus 249 patients in the past 24 hours.
The percentage of positive results is 7,6%. According to Lithuanian professor Saulius Čaplinskas, the country is starting to cope with the epidemic, when the percentage of positive test results per day is 3% or less.
One of the latest forecasts has projected the peak incidence on the 20th of May, after which the epidemic is expected to decline. However, as it turned out, there was no peak in the incidence of coronavirus infections in Belarus and never will be.
COVID-19 in Belarus: infected, recovered and deaths
Deputy Chief Physician of Belarus’ National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health Irina Glinskaya, said that a steady reduction in COVID-19 cases in Belarus is expected late May-early June.
The WHO experts pointed out the need to strengthen community-wide measures of physical distancing at individual, community and national levels in Belarus and gave a list of recommendations to follow in the fight with the COVID-19.