Kyiv mayor reports record daily high of 428 new COVID-19 cases / Photo from UNIAN

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city rose sharply in the past day, i.e. by 428.

"In the past day, another 428 residents of Kyiv tested positive for coronavirus, including 12 healthcare workers. There were five fatalities," Klitschko wrote on Telegram on September 12. "As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 16,951."

According to Klitschko, 223 women aged 18 to 89 and 186 men aged 18 to 90 are among those infected.

Nine girls (from four to 14 years old) and 10 boys (from four to 16 years old) have tested positive.

Read alsoKyiv mayor reports record daily high of 404 new COVID-19 casesKlitschko said 65 new patients had been hospitalized, while the rest are self-isolating, undergoing treatment at home under medical supervision.

Ninety-seven people recovered from the disease in the past day, he said.

In total, 5,267 Kyiv residents have already recovered.

The highest number of the new cases in Kyiv was registered in Dniprovsky district (65), Darnytsky district (64), and Desniansky district (59).

The total death toll in the city is 266 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.