Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 1,548 COVID-19 cases, including 42 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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"Some 28 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the past day," the CHRG said on Facebook on July 31, referring to the occupying authorities' data.

In Sevastopol alone, one new COVID-19 case was recorded in the past day.

In total, 344 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the city since the start of the pandemic.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 1,090 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 69,884 as of the morning of July 31.