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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 379 in the past day.

"In the past day, another 379 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including seven healthcare workers. There were five fatalities," Klitschko reported via Telegram on September 17.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 18,449."

According to the city mayor, 208 women aged 18 to 76 and 130 men aged 18 to 83 are among those infected.

Twenty girls (from seven to 16 years old) and 21 boys (from three to 17 years old) have tested positive.

Klitschko said 31 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

Read alsoDaily COVID-19 spike in Ukraine hits new high with over 3,500 cases on Sept 17He added that 82 people had recovered in the past day.

In total, 5,601 Kyiv residents have already beaten the disease.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Darnytsky district (72), Dniprovsky district (59), and Desniansky district (55).

The total death toll in the city is 296 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 bed occupancy, 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.