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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 235 in the past day.

"In the past day, another 235 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including eight healthcare workers. There were four fatalities," Klitschko wrote on Telegram on September 8. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 15,511."

Read alsoUkraine reports over 2,400 new COVID-19 cases on Sept 8According to Klitschko, 123 women aged 20 to 83 and 97 men aged 18 to 87 are among those infected.

Six girls (from three to 17 years old) and nine boys (from one to 17 years old) have tested positive.

Klitschko said 34 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

Sixty-seven people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said.

In total, 4,826 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Desniansky district (37), Shevchenkivsky district (35), and Dniprovsky district (30).

The total death toll in the city is 246 cases.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1.
  • Ukrainian regions were split into the red, orange, yellow, and green 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.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.
  • On September 3, the government reviewed the list of quarantine zones in view of the epidemiological situation in regions. The red zone has been expanded.
  • The Ministry of Health of Ukraine on September 7 updated the protocol for patients with suspected coronavirus.