Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose sharply in the past day, that is, by 404.

"In the past day, another 404 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including 13 healthcare workers. There were seven fatalities," Klitschko wrote on Telegram on September 11. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 16,523."

According to Klitschko, 215 women aged 18 to 84 and 156 men aged 18 to 81 are among those infected.

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Klitschko said 58 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

One hundred sixty eight people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said.

In total, 5,170 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Darnytsky district (81), Desniansky district (64), and Dniprovsky district (53).

The total death toll in the city is 261 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.