Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the city rose by three in the past day.

"In the past 24 hours, the number of Kyiv residents who tested positive [for the coronavirus] increased by 46, including one healthcare worker. Unfortunately, there were three fatalities. As of today, there are 1,721 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital city," he said during an online briefing on May 8.

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According to Klitschko, 18 women aged 26 to 81 and 21 men aged 31 to 79 are among those infected. In addition, three girls (2, 8, 13 years old) and four boys (a nine-month-old baby, 4, 7, 9 years old) tested positive for the coronavirus.

Klitschko said 20 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under the supervision of doctors.

"In total, 44 out of all patients with coronavirus in Kyiv hospitals are in serious condition, five of whom are on ventilators," the mayor said.

Seventeen people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said. In total, 127 Kyiv residents have already recovered from the coronavirus.