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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose by 462 in the past day.

"In the past day, another 462 residents of Kyiv tested positive for the coronavirus, including 15 healthcare workers. There were 17 fatalities," Klitschko said on Telegram on October 20.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 31,310."

According to the city mayor, 248 women aged 19 to 92 and 178 men aged 18 to 102 are among those infected.

Five girls (from five to 17 years old) and 21 boys (from four months to 17 years old) have tested positive for COVID-19.

Read alsoKyiv mayor reports 385 new COVID-19 cases, five fatalities in past dayKlitschko said 52 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest were self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

He added that 207 people had recovered in the past day.

In total, 10,916 Kyiv residents have already beaten the disease.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Desniansky district (97), Obolonsky district (64), and Sviatoshynsky district (48).

The total death toll in the city is 604 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 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 will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On October 13, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine by late 2020.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.
  • On October 15, Ukraine redrew the map of COVID-19 quarantine zones and new epidemic zoning took effect on Monday, October 19.