Donetsk, Jul 30 - DAN. Eighteen new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, DPR medics diagnosed 18 new COVID-19 cases,” the report said.

Sixteen people have been discharged from hospitals after two negative tests since Wednesday, and one COVID-19 related death has been recorded, the Ministry said.

As of Thursday morning, the Republic had 1,728 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 808 people have recovered, 820 are undergoing treatment and 100 have died, according to the DPR Healthcare Ministry.

Ukraine has reported 1,197 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. In Ukraine, 68,794 people have tested positive for coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic and 1,673 have died.*jk*pp