COVID-19 In Belarus: 250 Newly Infected And Six Deaths Per Day

As of 6 July, 63,804 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Belarus. The daily increase of new infections is 250 cases, the Healthcare Ministry reports.

51,120 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals (+249 in the 24 hours). 429 coronavirus patients (+6 in the 24 hours) have died. Belarus has conducted 1,074,240 tests since the outbreak. Last week hospitals redesigned to treat patients with COVID-19 returned to normal mode.

Earlier Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko explained that doctors are currently monitoring patients with pneumonia since tests can be not informative enough for COVID-19 diagnostics. He noted that there are currently 1,100 patients with heavy form of disease.

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Batyr Berdyklychev, the WHO representative in Belarus, still recommends to follow recommended preventive measures: respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, physical distancing, wearing masks.

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 gained experience will help and the health system will be more prepared for the new wave.