Donetsk, Dec 17 - DAN. One hundred and seventy-seven new COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the DPR Healthcare Ministry reported on Thursday.

“DPR medics carried out 444 tests on December 16; 149 people tested positive, and another 28 showed clinical and epidemiological signs of COVID-19,” the report said.

Eighty-one patients have recovered and 13 have died since Wednesday. DPR medics have recorded 13,067 COVID-19 cases since March; 4,020 people are continuing treatment, 7,861 have recovered and 1,186 have died.

Ukraine has reported 12,047 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours; 931,751 people have got infected and 15,996 have died in Ukraine since the beginning of the pandemic.*jk