Donetsk, Aug 20 – DAN.  DPR has registered 289 new cases of COVID-19 as the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 53,375, the Ministry of Health said.

Out of 705 tests 246 returned positive on August 19, while 43 patients was diagnosed based on symptoms, the Ministry said.

The total of 202 patients recovered in the past 24 hours, 19 died.

Overall, 43,900 patients recovered, while 5,562 are being treated; the total of 3,913 died.*ot