Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has listed the regions that are in the lead by the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past day.

"Speaking per each region, the highest number of confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Kharkiv region (576 cases), the city of Kyiv (422), Odesa region (367), Sumy region (312), and Dnipropetrovsk region (306)," he said at a briefing on October 8, as reported by the Health Ministry on Facebook.

Read alsoCabinet rules out new lockdown, halt to local vote in Ukraine over COVID-19In total, 57,331 tests were conducted in the country in the past day. In particular, there were 34,295 tests done with the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and 23,036 with the application of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine has registered 5,397 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the first time the country has exceeded 5,000 cases in a single day since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 244,734 as of October 8, 2020.