Ukraine's health minister says that the coronavirus death rate in the country is lower than the global average.

"The COVID-19 death rate in Ukraine is 2.7% of the number of the infected," Minister Maksym Stepanov said at a meeting chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the presidential press service.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, there were 4,662 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 9:00 a.m. Kyiv time on April 17. The death toll was 125 people, 246 patients have recovered.

At the same time, Ukraine has not yet reached the peak of incidence, the presidential press service added.