Ukraine has reported the new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this time confirmed in Kyiv region.

The patient is a local resident who has recently returned from abroad and felt the symptoms of infection. He turned to the central virological laboratory of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health where he tested positive for coronavirus, as reported by the press service of Kyiv City State Administration.

It is noted the patient and his relatives are in isolation at home under the supervision of doctors.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, as of the morning of Wednesday, March 18, a total of 198,006 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus were recorded worldwide.

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus was recorded late December 2019 in the most populous city of Central China, Wuhan. The World Health Organization recognized it as a global emergency, describing it as a multi-cell epidemic.

To date, 14 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ukraine, two of which are lethal.

The country has declared a nationwide quarantine, which will last until April 3.