Donetsk, Apr 1 – DAN. Twelve people were taken to hospitals in the DPR with suspected COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said.

"According to the Republican Center Of Emergency Medicine, 15 people were put under medical surveillance, 12 of them in hospitals, in the past 24 hours."

As of today, 17 people have been discharged from hospitals; 126 remain under medical surveillance in hospitals, 9,410 are in self-isolation at home, 8,178 of those crossed the border; overall 9,536 are monitored.

The Hot Line on the coronavirus has received 506 calls.

On March 31, the DPR recorded the first COVID-19 case confirmed by a testing laboratory.

On March 14, the DPR went on high alert in connection with the threat of the coronavirus infection

Latest reports said that there were some 870,000 COVID-19 cases across the world; some 43,000 people have died. The countries with the largest COVID-19 death toll are Italy, Spain and the United States.*ot