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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 244 in the past day.

Read alsoHealth minister: Over 8,900 children, 12,000 healthcare workers contract COVID-19"In the past day, another 244 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 healthcare workers. There were two fatalities," he said during an online briefing on September 7. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 15,276."

According to Klitschko, 138 women aged 19 to 81 and 95 men aged 18 to 96 are among those infected.

Seven girls (from five to 17 years old) and four boys (from two to 16 years old) have tested positive.

Klitschko said 24 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

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

In total, 4,759 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Obolonsky district (50), Darnytsky district (36), and Solomyansky district (28).

The total death toll in the city is 242 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.