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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Record-breaking 1,847 new infections, 2,044 dead, 39,064 active cases

Baku, August 15, AZERTAC

Ukraine has reported a record-breaking 1,847 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as of 9 a.m. on Aug. 15. There are currently 40,245 active cases across the country, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, Kyiv Post reports.

In the past 24 hours, Ukraine has recorded 33 deaths from COVID-19, 333 patients have been hospitalized, and 633 people have recovered.

The largest numbers of new cases were registered in Kharkiv Oblast (254), and Kyiv (232).

The total number of infections identified in the country since the start of the pandemic stands at 89,719. A total of 47,430 people have recovered and 2,044 have died of the disease.

During the past 24 hours, laboratories have administered 20,979 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests across the country, Stepanov said during a briefing on Aug. 15. Additionally, they also carried out 18,210 antibody tests (IFA).

Notably, according to Stepanov, hospitalized coronavirus patients currently take up nearly 24% of all of the country’s available hospital beds.

Since Aug. 3, new rules for the COVID-19 quarantine have come into force in Ukraine: Communities, rather than entire regions, are now divided into green, yellow, orange, and red levels of severity of the spread of COVID-19. The authorities in districts, cities, and towns will have to tighten or relax quarantine restrictions in accordance with these categorizations. The levels are based on four indicators that are reviewed every five days.

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