As of 7 July, 64,003 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Belarus. The daily increase of new infections is 199 cases, the Healthcare Ministry reports.
51,902 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals, 436 coronavirus patients have died. Belarus has conducted 1,078,267 tests since the outbreak (+4,027 in the 24 hours). Last week hospitals redesigned to treat patients with COVID-19 returned to normal mode.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko also commented on the epidemiological situation in Minsk as he met with top officials and executives of the city on 7 July.
“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.
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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.