Donetsk, Feb 2 – DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic medics have diagnosed 1,248 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Wednesday.

“DPR medics carried out 4,338 tests; 1245 people tested positive and another three showed COVID-19 symptoms, the report said. As many as 157 residents were de-registered after recovery and three died in the designated period.

In the previous reporting period, DPR medics recorded 1,138 new coronavirus infection cases.

The DPR has recorded 127,354 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; 110,148 people have recovered, 7,648 continue treatment and 9,558 have died, according to the latest reports. To contain the spread of the virus, first-graders will be out of school from February 3 to February 16, while other schoolchildren will switch to online study.*jk