Donetsk, Oct 8 – DAN. DPR has registered 631 new cases of COVID-19 as the total number of confirmed cases climbed to 71,024, the Ministry of Health said.

The Ministry of Health reports that of 1,276 tests 591 returned positive on October 7, while 40 cases were diagnosed based on symptoms.

In the past 24 hours, 283 people were discharged from hospitals after testing negative twice; 85 virus-related deaths were reported.

The total of 55,477 patients recovered, while 10,243 are being treated; the total of 5,304 died.*ot