Ukraine said 1,987 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 23, 2020.
Read alsoUkraine to conduct 30,000 PCR tests for COVID-19 per day by mid-Sept – health ministry"According to the Public Health Center, there were 104,958 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on August 23. Of them, 1,987 cases were reported in the past 24 hours," Ukraine's Health Ministry said on Facebook in its morning update on Sunday.
As many as 52,235 patients, including 500 in the past day, have recovered.
The pandemic has already taken 2,271 lives in Ukraine.
In total, 1,416,001 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.
The overall incidence per region is as follows:
- 3,592 cases in Vinnytsia region;
- 5,102 in Volyn region;
- 1,966 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
- 1,234 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
- 2,821 in Zhytomyr region;
- 6,987 in Zakarpattia region;
- 1,331 in Zaporizhia region;
- 7,805 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
- 764 in Kirovohrad region;
- 11,814 in the city of Kyiv;
- 4,952 in Kyiv region;
- 13,111 in Lviv region;
- 243 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
- 981 in Mykolayiv region;
- 5,909 in Odesa region;
- 642 in Poltava region;
- 8,460 in Rivne region;
- 1,165 in Sumy region;
- 4,626 in Ternopil region;
- 7,493 in Kharkiv region;
- 334 in Kherson region;
- 1,946 in Khmelnytsky region;
- 8,926 in Chernivtsi region;
- 1,286 in Cherkasy region;
- 1,468 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 August 23, 2020, the Center had received 1,990 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 163,685 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.
Quarantine in Ukraine
- The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange, and yellow zones depending on hospital load, 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 have to introduce the toughest restrictive measures.
- Updated quarantine zoning became effective in Ukraine on August 17. Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.
- In Ukrainian schools within the "orange quarantine zone", teachers will be wearing protective face shields in class.