Donetsk, Oct 22 – DAN. DPR has registered 1,047 new cases of COVID-19 as the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 79,481, the Ministry of Health said.

The Ministry of Health reports that of 2,307 tests 978 returned positive on October 21, while 69 cases were diagnosed based on symptoms.

In the past 24 hours, 628 people were discharged from hospitals after testing negative twice; 82 virus-related deaths were reported.

The total of 59,988 patients recovered, while 13,311 are being treated; the total of 6,182 died. *ot