REUTERS

Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 724 COVID-19 cases, including 20 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In particular, 27 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Crimea on June 13 alone. In total, 539 residents have tested positive for the coronavirus on the peninsula, except for the city of Sevastopol, the CHRG said on Facebook on June 15, referring to the occupying authorities' data.

Meanwhile, a new death from coronavirus was reported in Crimea as of the morning of June 14, bringing the overall death toll to 17.

In Sevastopol alone, four new COVID-19 cases were recorded on June 14.

In total, 185 coronavirus cases in the city, including three fatalities, have been confirmed since the start of the pandemic.