As of 8 July, 64,224 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Belarus. The daily increase of new infections is 221, the Healthcare Ministry reports.
52,854 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals (+952 patients in the 24 hours), 443 coronavirus patients have died (+7 in the 24 hours). Belarus has conducted 1,087,245 tests since the outbreak (+8,978 in the 24 hours).
That is thee percentage of positive test results is 2,5%. 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.
COVID-19 in Belarus: infected, recovered and deaths
Last week hospitals redesigned to treat patients with COVID-19 returned to normal mode. On 7 July, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the epidemiological situation in Minsk as he met with top officials and executives of the city.
“I have just talked to Natalya Kochanova (the chairperson of the Council of the Republic – BelarusFeed note) to see what the situation was this morning. I can say that we have coped with this challenge,” he said.
The number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases:
the average number over the past 7 days, new cases
Earlier, Batyr Berdyklychev, the WHO representative in Belarus, noted that Belarus is still at the stage of local transmission of the virus, which is is a rather serious situation.
Meanwhile, 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 make the health system more prepared for the new wave.