Donetsk, Mar 18 - DAN. Two hundred and sixty new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Thursday.

“DPR medics have carried out 775 tests since Wednesday; 205 people tested positive and another 61 showed clinical and epidemiological signs of COVID-19,” the report said.

Seventy-nine COVID-19 reinfections were recorded following 350 rapid tests.

As many as 647 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and another nine have died since Wednesday.

The DPR currently has 27,392  confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20,015 patients recovered, 5,224 people continue in- or outpatient treatment and 2,153 died, according to the latest reports.*jk