Donetsk, Dec 16 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic medics have recorded 393 new COVID-19 cases and 544 recoveries over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Thursday.

Medics have carried out 1,098 tests since Wednesday; 242 people tested positive and another 151 showed COVID-19 symptoms, the report said. Five hundred and forty-four residents have been de-registered after recovery and 23 have died.

In the previous reporting period, DPR medics recorded 453 new COVID-19 cases.

The DPR has recorded 115,615 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; 103,314 people have recovered, 3,460 continue treatment, and 8,841 have died. *jk