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Speaking at a briefing on May 30, the minister said 10,811 tests with the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and 1,560 ELISA tests had been conducted in Ukraine over the past day.

According to Stepanov, 393 COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. Most cases were recorded in Lviv (56 people) and Rivne (52 people) regions, as well as in the capital city of Kyiv (55 people).

Sixty-four people were hospitalized, 17 fatalities were recorded, while 377 people recovered in the past day. In total, 23,204 people have contracted the virus in Ukraine since the pandemic, including 1,700 children and 4,475 healthcare workers. A total of 696 COVID-19 deaths have already been recorded in the country, while 9,311 patients have recovered.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Health Ministry on May 20 issued an order to introduce laboratory testing for coronavirus with the use of enzyme immunoassay method.