Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said 307 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in the city in the past 24 hours as of August 23, 2020, the highest daily rise ever reported.
"In the past day, another 307 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including eight healthcare workers," Klitschko wrote on Telegram on August 23. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 11,814."
According to Klitschko, 152 women aged 18 to 90, and 137 men aged 19 to 88 among those infected.
Read alsoUkraine reports almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases on Aug 23Six girls (from six to 14 years old) and 12 boys (from two months to 15 years old) have tested positive.
Klitschko said 56 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.
Eighty-four people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said.
In total, 3,766 Kyiv residents have already recovered.
The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Desniansky district (53); Shevchenkivsky, Solomyansky, and Dniprovsky districts (34 each); and Pechersky district (32).
Quarantine in Ukraine
- The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange, and yellow 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.
- Updated quarantine zoning became effective in Ukraine on August 17. Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.
- In Ukrainian schools within the "orange quarantine zone", teachers will be wearing protective face shields in class.