Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of Kyiv residents who recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city almost twice as many as the number of those who contracted the disease in the past day, that is 160 and 76, respectively.

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"The number of Kyiv residents who were diagnosed with coronavirus in the past day increased by 76. ... Over the past day, 160 patients recovered, which was a record high figure over the pandemic period," he said during an online briefing on July 17.

According to Klitschko, 26 women, 42 men, and eight children are among those infected.

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

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 6,689.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Dniprovsky district (13), Desniansky district (11), as well as and Solomyansky and Shevchenkivsky districts (nine each).

As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 51,264 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of the morning of July 17. They include is 1,456 deaths and 29,769 recoveries. Some 809 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.