As many as 11,968 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ukraine in the past day / Photo from UNIAN

As many as 11,968 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ukraine in the past day as of the morning of November 17.

Thus, the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic in the country has reached 557,657, according to the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

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Meanwhile, 250,983 patients (including 6,786 in the past 24 hours) have already recovered. There are 637,178 suspected cases as of today.

Most cases of coronavirus were recorded in the city of Kyiv, as well as in Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Cherkasy, and Zaporizhia regions.

Weekend quarantine in Ukraine

  • On November 11, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce the so-called weekend quarantine starting from November 14.
  • The government repealed the adaptive quarantine system and imposed a nationwide quarantine with curbs for all territories that were in effect in the previous version of the coronavirus quarantine in territories with the orange risk level.