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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Belarus nearing 63,000

According to the latest update, as many as 49,909 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease

MINSK, July 3. /TASS/. As many as 299 more novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in Belarus in the past day, with the overall number of such cases rising to 62,997. The daily death toll was seven, the country’ health ministry reported on Friday.

"As many as 62,997 people have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 412 coronavirus patients with a number of chronic diseases have died since the epidemic outbreak," it said.

According to the latest update, as many as 49,909 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease. A total of 1,043,876 coronavirus tests have been conducted..

Belarus did not impose any coronavirus lockdowns, with mass gathering being not banned. Currently, a presidential campaign is underway in the republic, with the elections scheduled for August 9.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said last week he was convinced that it was the right decision not to impose quarantine measures.

The country’s health ministry however does not exclude a possible second wave of the epidemic but hopes the public health system will be more prepared for it.