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18 February 2021, 10:49

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Two COVID-19 patients die in LPR over 24 hours - Health Ministry

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LUGANSK, February 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Two people have died due to COVID-19 in the Lugansk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the LPR Healthcare Ministry press service reported.

“Two COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded which brings the LPR coronavirus infection death toll to 257 since the beginning of the pandemic,” the report said.

The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019.  The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 109 million by now; of those, over 2.4 million people have died, according to the WHO. The LPR confirmed 2,916 COVID-19 cases.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the LPR authorities put the Republic on high alert and introduced lockdown measures.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 February — Lugansk