MINSK, 3 may – RIA Novosti. The overall mortality rate in Belarus from the beginning of the current year decreased by 1.5%, which is very good, said Sunday the President of Republic Alexander Lukashenko.

according to the Agency Sputnik of Belarus, Lukashenko Sunday holds a meeting of the epidemiological situation, which, in particular, discussed scheduled for may 9 Day of Victory. The head of state, in particular, drew the attention that he gave on the eve of the statistical data with detailed analysis of mortality in Belarus.

“For four months, total mortality decreased by 1.5%. If every quarter we will hold a 1.5-2% we are at 7-8% reduced mortality (year-end ed.). This is a very good indicator on the background of the fact that in some States the death rate is growing. We have the dynamics down for several years”, – said the head of state.

He noticed that as on may 2 in the Republic of recorded 97 deaths of patients diagnosed with coronavirus COVID-19. With the beginning of the year from diseases of the circulatory system in Belarus died almost 25 thousand people from cancer – about 6.4 thousand.

“But what struck me from the alcohol poisoning deaths of 482 people. Suicide – 470. Almost one thousand people died from alcohol and suicide. Fires killed 218 people. On the road for four months in accidents killed 163 people. Drowned 89 people – almost as much as from different kinds of diseases, burdened COVID-19” – led the statistics Lukashenko.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 3.2 million cases of infection, almost 230 thousand people died. According to Saturday, the number of infected COVID-19 in Belarus for a day rose by 911 to 15828, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country died in 97 patients. In recent days, the number of cases in the country grows at an average of 800-900 people. In early April the Minister of health of the Republic Vladimir Karanik predicted that the peak incidence COVID-19 in Belarus have at the end of April – beginning of may.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.