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Ukraine said 2,958 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 16, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 162,660, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 72,324 patients, including 1,514 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,340 with 76 fatalities recorded in the past day.

Read alsoCOVID-19 lockdown: Hundreds of Hasidim pilgrims amass at Belarus-Ukraine border (Video)There were 86,996 active cases as of September 16. In total, there have been 226,294 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

In total, 1,925,482 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak, Ukraine's Health Ministry said on Telegram on Wednesday.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

  • 4,976 cases in Vinnytsia region;
  • 6,504 in Volyn region;
  • 3,539 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 2,180 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 4,543 in Zhytomyr region;
  • 8,829 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 2,591 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 11,677 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 934 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 18,070 in the city of Kyiv;
  • 7,207 in Kyiv region;
  • 17,430 in Lviv region;
  • 653 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 2,171 in Mykolaiv region;
  • 10,277 in Odesa region;
  • 1,307 in Poltava region;
  • 10,707 in Rivne region;
  • 2,640 in Sumy region;
  • 10,004 in Ternopil region;
  • 13,432 in Kharkiv region;
  • 702 in Kherson region;
  • 4,133 in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 12,493 in Chernivtsi region;
  • 2,739 in Cherkasy region;
  • 2,922 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.

COVID-19 tests were run by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of September 16, 2020, the Center had received 3,036 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 226,294 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red zones depending on hospital bed occupancy, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.

Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.

On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.

On September 10, the government reviewed the borders of COVID-19 quarantine zones. The reviewed zoning regulations will take effect on Monday, September 14. Kyiv became part of the orange zone, with the second-toughest bans after the red zone.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.