Donetsk, Mar 23 - DAN. Two hundred and nineteen new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Tuesday.

“DPR medics carried out 630 tests on March 22; 168 people tested positive (26.7 percent) and another 51 showed clinical and epidemiological signs of COVID-19,” the report said.

Forty-four patients have recovered and eight have died since Monday, the Ministry said. 

The DPR currently has 28,026 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20,683 patients recovered, 5,157 continue in- or outpatient treatment and 2,186 died, according to the latest reports.*jk*pp