As of 22 June, 59,023 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Belarus, the Healthcare Ministry reports. The daily increase of new infections is 518 cases.
37,923 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals (+257 in the 24 hours). 351 coronavirus patients (+5 in the 24 hours) have died since the outbreak. Belarus has conducted 876,639 tests (+14 936 in the 24 hours).
The percentage of positive test results is 3,5%. Lithuanian professor Saulius Čaplinskas believes that the country is starting to cope with the epidemic, when the percentage of positive test results is 3% per day or less.
Irina Glinskaya, the Deputy Chief Physician of Belarus’ National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, stressed that the heat wave will not lead to a sharp decrease in the incidence of coronavirus.
COVID-19 in Belarus: infected, recovered and deaths
The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases:
the average number over the past 7 days, new cases
It is still recommended that people wear masks and even glasses to reduce the risk of catching the infection. Batyr Berdyklychev, the WHO representative in Belarus, noted that “Belarus is still at the stage of local transmission of the virus, that is, this is a rather serious situation.”
The Healthcare Ministry officials don’t exclude the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 in the country. However, Healthcare Minsiter Vladimir Karanik hopes that the experience gained will benefit, so the health system will be more prepared for the new wave.