COVID-19 pandemic in the Donetsk People's Republic

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Donetsk Oblast
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationDonetsk People's Republic
Arrival date31 March 2020
(1 year, 2 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases13,703[1]
Recovered8,018
Deaths
1,241

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Donetsk People's Republic, or DNR, in March 2020. The DNR is a Russian-supported separatist entity that controls about a third of the territory of Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast.

Background[edit]

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]

Timeline[edit]

COVID-19 cases in the Donetsk People's Republic  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJun
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-30
1(n.a.)
2020-03-31
1
2020-04-01
2(+100%)
2020-04-02
2
2020-04-03
3(+50%)
3(=)
2020-04-06
5(+67%)
2020-04-07
6(+20%)
2020-04-08
7(+17%)
2020-04-09
13(+86%)
2020-04-10
18(+38%)
18(=)
2020-04-14
22(+22%)
2020-04-15
26(+18%)
2020-04-16
32(+23%)
2020-04-17
36(+12%)
36(=)
2020-04-22
67(+86%) 1(n.a.)
2020-04-23
67(1) 1(=)
2020-04-24
71(+6%) 2(+100%)
2020-04-25
76(+7%) 2(=)
2020-04-26
78(+2.6%) 2(=)
2020-04-27
78(2) 2(=)
2020-04-28
89(+14%) 2(=)
2020-04-29
96(+7.9%) 3(+50%)
2020-04-30
100(+4.2%) 3(=)
2020-05-01
105(+5%) 4(+33%)
2020-05-02
105(=) 4(=)
2020-05-03
120(+14%) 4(=)
2020-05-04
128(+6.7%) 4(=)
2020-05-05
133(+3.9%) 4(=)
2020-05-06
142(+6.8%) 4(=)
2020-05-07
147(+3.5%) 4(=)
2020-05-08
156(+6.1%) 5(+25%)
2020-05-09
180(+15%) 5(=)
2020-05-10
181(+0.56%) 5(=)
2020-05-11
184(+1.7%) 5(=)
2020-05-12
199(+8.2%) 5(=)
2020-05-13
208(+4.5%) 5(=)
2020-05-14
214(+2.9%) 5(=)
2020-05-15
229(+7%) 5(=)
2020-05-16
246(+7.4%) 5(=)
2020-05-17
248(+0.81%) 5(=)
2020-05-18
248(=) 5(=)
2020-05-19
256(+3.2%) 7(+40%)
2020-05-20
270(+5.5%) 9(+29%)
2020-05-21
305(+13%) 9(=)
2020-05-22
339(+11%) 9(=)
2020-05-23
372(+9.7%) 9(=)
2020-05-24
385(+3.5%) 10(+11%)
2020-05-25
385(=) 11(+10%)
2020-05-26
409(+6.2%) 13(+18%)
2020-05-27
435(+6.4%) 14(+7.7%)
2020-05-28
469(+7.8%) 15(+7.1%)
2020-05-29
501(+6.8%) 17(+13%)
2020-05-30
532(+6.2%) 18(+5.9%)
2020-05-31
539(+1.3%) 18(=)
2020-06-01
539(=) 18(=)
2020-06-02
553(+2.6%) 20(+11%)
2020-06-03
580(+4.9%) 21(+5%)
2020-06-04
611(+5.3%) 23(+9.5%)
2020-06-05
642(+5.1%) 24(+4.3%)
2020-06-06
672(+4.7%) 25(+4.2%)
2020-06-07
695(+3.4%) 27(+8%)
2020-06-08
704(+1.3%) 27(=)
2020-06-09
718(+2%) 28(+3.7%)
2020-06-10
750(+4.5%) 30(+7.1%)
2020-06-11
775(+3.3%) 32(+6.7%)
2020-06-12
797(+2.8%) 35(+9.4%)
2020-06-13
827(+3.8%) 38(+8.6%)
Source: reports published by the Ministry of Health[7].

March 2020[edit]

On March 13, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that there were 12 patients with COVID-19 in Horlivka, a city in DNR-controlled territory.[8]

On 31 March, the first case was announced by a health official of the DNR—a woman who arrived on March 19 from Moscow, Russia, with her husband and young son.[9][10]

April 2020[edit]

On 1 April, the second case was confirmed. The patient is a child of the woman in the first case.

On 3 April, the third case was confirmed.[11]

On 7 April, the Donetsk People's Republic administration acknowledged the existence of 6 cases of infection.[12]

On 8 April, another case of the disease was confirmed in a 35-year-old man who had returned from Russia.[13]

On April 10, 5 more cases of infection were confirmed. A total of 13,792 people in the DNR territory were self-isolating.[14]

On 17 April, the number of confirmed infections was elevated to 32.[15]

On 22 April, 36 cases of infection were confirmed in the DNR.[16]

Precautions[edit]

Due to the coronavirus, the DNR administration banned entry by people who are not registered on their territory from Russia and the neighbouring LNR, except for Russian citizens and employees of international missions.[17] In addition, in the DNR the work of public catering establishments, shopping and entertainment centers, and sports clubs was limited.[citation needed]

On 1 April, the DNR administration closed "customs posts" with the LNR.[18]

On 2 April, the DNR administration closed libraries and museums in the territory.

Reaction of the Ukrainian authorities[edit]

Ukraine's Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories claims that in the so-called temporarily occupied territories in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, the real situation regarding the COVID-19 disease is being hidden from the population, and 10,000 people with COVID-19 symptoms are diagnosed with SARS.[19] According to the Ministry, the first death from COVID-19 in the territory of Donbas region occurred on 4 April 2020 in Amvrosiivka.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "По состоянию на 17:00 17 апреля 36 зарегистрированных и подтвержденных случаев инфекции COVID-19" (in Russian). Ministry of Health (Donetsk People's Republic). 23 December 2020. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  2. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Новости". Ministry of Health of the Donetsk People's Republic (in Russian). Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Аваков: В окупованій Горлівці є 12 хворих на коронавірус". Українська правда (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  9. ^ "У "ДНР" заявили про перший випадок інфікування коронавірусом". hromadske.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  10. ^ "В окупованому Донецьку заявили про перший випадок зараження коронавірусом". РБК-Украина (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  11. ^ "В ДНР число заразившихся коронавирусом достигло трех человек". РИА Новости (in Russian). 3 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Стало відомо про першу смерть від коронавірусу у тимчасово окупованій Амвросієвці - Мінреінтеграції". mtot.gov.ua (in Ukrainian). 7 April 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  13. ^ "В ОРДО "официально" подтвердили 7 случаев COVID-19, за сутки госпитализированы 18 "подозрительных" — ОстроВ". www.ostro.org (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  14. ^ ""ДНР": Еще пятеро заболели COVID-19. Всего — 18 пациентов". novostidnua (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  15. ^ ІА «Вчасно» (17 April 2020). "В ОРДО вже 32 хворих на коронавірус, одна з лікарень закрита на карантин — ІА "Вчасно"". vchasnoua.com (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  16. ^ "У Донецькій області одужали більшість хворих на COVID-19". РБК-Украина (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  17. ^ ""ДНР" заборонила в'їзд для громадян з Росії і "ЛНР", але не для всіх". hromadske.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  18. ^ ""ДНР" закрыла три "таможенных поста" на границе с ОРЛО". novostidnua (in Russian). Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  19. ^ "На тимчасово окупованих територіях від населення приховують реальну картину щодо захворюваності на COVID-19". mtot.gov.ua (in Ukrainian). 30 March 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020. Особам, які мають виражені симптоми зараження коронавірусом, встановлюють діагноз ГРВІ. За наявними даними у тимчасово окупованих населених пунктах Донецької та Луганської областей наразі нараховується близько 10 тис. хворих на ГРВІ, помітна частина з яких вже має ускладнення у вигляді пневмонії.