The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine had risen to 475 by Sunday evening.

"According to the Public Health Center, there were 475 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified with the use of PCR [polymerase chain reaction] in Ukraine as of 22:00 Kyiv time on March 29," Ukraine's Health Ministry said on Facebook in its evening update on March 29.

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As many as 10 fatal cases have been recorded so far.

Six patients have recovered, their repeat tests have been negative, the ministry said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 418 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ukraine early on March 29, an increase from the 311 reported early on March 28.