Donetsk, Sep 1 - DAN. DPR has reported almost 550 new cases of COVID-19 on the first day of autumn.

The Health Ministry said that 549 new cases had been detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of registered cases to 56,885.

Out of 1,477 tests 478 returned positive on August 31, while 71 patients was diagnosed based on symptoms, the Ministry said.

The total of 144 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, five died.

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