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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ukraine was 10,861 on Friday morning.

"According to the Public Health Center, there were to 10,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on May 1," Ukraine's Health Ministry said on Facebook in its morning update on May 1.

Of them, 455 cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

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Now the novel coronavirus was recorded in the following regions: 425 cases in Vinnytsia region; 307 in Volyn region; 364 in Dnipropetrovsk region; 70 in Donetsk region; 390 in Zhytomyr region; 432 in Zakarpattia region; 260 in Zaporizhia region; 899 in Ivano-Frankivsk region; 392 in Kirovohrad region; 1,453 in the city of Kyiv; 694 in Kyiv region; 454 in Lviv region; 35 in Luhansk region; 126 in Mykolayiv region; 296 in Odesa region; 211 in Poltava region; 658 in Rivne region; 103 in Sumy region; 793 in Ternopil region; 274 in Kharkiv region; 120 in Kherson region; 92 in Khmelnytsky region; 1,667 in Chernivtsi region; 296 in Cherkasy region; 50 in Chernihiv region.

Data from Russia-occupied areas – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions – is not available.

The tests were conducted with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories.

As of the morning of May 1, 2020, the Center had received 1,254 reports of suspected COVID-19 cases. In total, there have been 30,316 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

A total of 272 COVID-19 deaths have already been recorded in the country. Some 1,413 patients have recovered.