Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 1,590 COVID-19 cases, including 43 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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"Some 42 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the past day," the CHRG said on Facebook on August 1, referring to the occupying authorities' data.

In Sevastopol alone, five new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past day.

In total, 349 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the city since the start of the pandemic.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 1,172 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 71,056 as of the morning of August 1.