REUTERS

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose sharply in the past day, that is, by 215.

"In the past day, another 215 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including six healthcare workers," Klitschko wrote on Telegram on August 19. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 10,945."

According to Klitschko, 110 women aged 18 to 90, and 92 men aged 18 to 83 among those infected.

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Klitschko said 49 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

Twenty-six people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said.

In total, 3,484 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Darnytsky district (35), Podilsky district (26), and Desniansky district (22).

Quarantine in Ukraine

The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange, and yellow zones depending on hospital load, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.

Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone have to introduce the toughest restrictive measures.

Updated quarantine zoning became effective in Ukraine on August 17. Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.

In Ukrainian schools within the "orange quarantine zone", teachers will be wearing protective face shields in class.