Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 275 in the past day.

"In the past day, another 275 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including eight healthcare workers. There were two fatalities," Klitschko reported via Telegram on September 21.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 19,758."

According to the city mayor, 139 women aged 18 to 93 and 120 men aged 18 to 83 are among those infected.

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Klitschko said 36 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

He added that nine people had recovered in the past day.

In total, 5,868 Kyiv residents have already beaten the disease.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Darnytsky district (74), Desniansky district (36), and Dniprovsky district (35).

The total death toll in the city is 318 cases.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red 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 will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.
  • On September 10, the government reviewed the borders of COVID-19 quarantine zones. The reviewed zoning regulations will take effect on Monday, September 14. Kyiv became part of the orange zone, with the second-toughest bans after the red zone.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.