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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital city rose by record 153 in the past day.

"In the past 24 hours, the number of Kyiv residents who tested positive increased by 153, including 17 healthcare workers. Unfortunately, two cases were lethal. As of today, there are 2,221 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 45 deaths, in the capital city," he wrote on Telegram on May 16.

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According to Klitschko, 106 women aged 21 to 77 and 30 men aged 19 to 68 are among those infected. Also, 17 girls under the age of 17 tested positive.

Klitschko said 17 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under the supervision of doctors.

Twenty-two people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said. In total, 222 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Klitschko said 81 school children tested positive for COVID-19 in Kyiv's Darnytsia boarding school for girls on May 15.