Donetsk, Dec 22 - DAN. One hundred and eighty-one new COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Tuesday.

“DPR medics carried out 426 tests on December 21; 168 coronavirus infection cases were diagnosed (39.4 percent of all tested individuals) and 13 people showed clinical and epidemiological signs of COVID-19,” the report said.

Seventy patients have recovered and another 15 people have died since Monday, the Ministry said.

The DPR currently has 13,703 confirmed COVID-19 cases: 4,444 people are receiving in- or outpatient treatment, 8,018 have recovered and 1,241 have died.

Ukraine has reported 8,513 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours; 979,506 people have got infected and 16,897 have died in Ukraine since the beginning of the pandemic.*jk