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21 August 2020, 12:14

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One patient in LPR dies of COVID-19 in 24 hours

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LUGANSK, August 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) – One patient diagnosed with COVID-19 died in the past 24 hours, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.  

"One death was reported," the statement reads.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019.  As of now, the number of coronavirus contacts has exceeded 22.2 million; of those, over 782,000 have died. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 638 COVID-19 cases.

To prevent the spreading of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures across the board. As of now, most of restrictions have been eased due to the improving COVID-19 situation.

The Republic’s Healthcare Ministry said that the coronavirus situation in the LPR had fully stabilised and that it was under control.

LuganskMediaCentre — 21 August — Lugansk