MINSK, August 1. /TASS/. The number of coronavirus cases in Belarus rose by 138 to 67,946 in the past day, the country's Health Ministry said in a statement on Telegram on Saturday.
"As many as 67,946 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, and 563 coronavirus patients have died," the statement reads.
The number of recoveries has reached 62,686. A total of 1,309,823 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the country.
Belarusian authorities chose not to introduce lockdown due to the coronavirus and public events continue to take place in the country. Meanwhile, the Belarusian Health Ministry has issued recommendations to prevent the infection from spreading during the August 9 presidential election.