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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine had risen to 548 by Monday evening.

"As of 22:00 Kyiv time on March 30, there were 548 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified with the use of PCR [polymerase chain reaction] in Ukraine," the country's Health Ministry said on its Telegram channel Coronavirus_info in an evening update on March 30.

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Thirteen fatal cases have been recorded, the ministry's Public Health Center said.

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

As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 480 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ukraine early on March 30, an increase from the 418 reported early on March 29.