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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 400 in the past day.

Read alsoHealthcare spending to grow unprecedentedly in 2021 – finance minister"In the past day, another 400 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including 12 healthcare workers. There were eight fatalities," Klitschko reported via Telegram on September 19.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 19,140."

According to the city mayor, 199 women aged 18 to 83 and 165 men aged 17 to 87 are among those infected.

Thirteen girls (from two months to 16 years old) and 23 boys (from one month to 17 years old) have tested positive.

Klitschko said 67 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

He added that 86 people had recovered in the past day.

In total, 5,828 Kyiv residents have already beaten the disease.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Desniansky district (82), Obolonsky district (57), and Darnytsky district (50).

The total death toll in the city is 312 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.