Healthcare staff make up 10% of all COVID-19 patients in Kyiv

15:40, 30 April 2020
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"A total of 10% of Kyiv's patients with COVID-19 are healthcare workers. Some 148 doctors of communal medical institutions have a confirmed diagnosis, including doctors from the Oleksandrivska hospital, which was the first to take a hit since it was the first to start taking COVID-19 patients. And also the medical personnel of the infectious departments of city hospitals No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 9 and other medical institutions of the first wave of patients who took on the entire load," Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said during an online briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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He said doctors and nurses from non-core departments, family doctors, as well as medics working in private clinics were among the infected.

According to the mayor, 22 doctors are being treated in hospitals, while the rest are at home in self-isolation.

Klitschko said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city had risen by 60 in the past day. In total, there are 1,401 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kyiv.

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