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15 May 2020

Healthcare Ministry: Belarus is reaching a plateau in coronavirus cases

Belarus is nearing a plateau on the novel coronavirus, Deputy Healthcare Minister Yelena Bogdan said in an interview to the STV channel, BelTA has learned.

“You know that we have recently approached a so-called plateau when the coronavirus is diagnosed in some 8.7-9.7% of the conducted tests. If we take our diagram, we can see that we have reached this plateau,” Yelena Bogdan said.

“As many as 26,772 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country as of 14 May. A total of 8,168 of them recovered and were discharged from hospitals,” the deputy minister said.

Speaking about the medications used to treat the coronavirus, Yelena Bogdan said that to date there is no panacea for COVID-19. “All the studies are conducted on absolutely different drugs, which are used to treat absolutely different diseases. These are the drugs that we use to treat malaria, to treat some diseases associated with autoimmune disorders. These are also the drugs to treat HIV and rheumatoid arthritis,” she explained.