The total number of confirmed cases in Ukraine is on the rise / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine said 3,497 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 23, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 184,734, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

Read alsoKyiv, 22 regions not ready for lifting COVID-19 curbs – health ministryAs many as 81,670 patients, including 1,769 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,705 with 63 fatalities recorded in the past day.

There were 99,359 active cases as of September 23. In total, there have been 249,529 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

  • 20,335 in the city of Kyiv;
  • 19,045 cases in Lviv region;
  • 15,908 in Kharkiv region;
  • 13,448 in Chernivtsi region;
  • 12,811 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 12,130 in Odesa region;
  • 12,069 in Ternopil region;
  • 11,459 in Rivne region;
  • 9,343 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 8,148 in Kyiv region;
  • 7,132 in Volyn region;
  • 5,455 in Vinnytsia region;
  • 5,191 in Zhytomyr region;
  • 5,049 in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 4,394 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 3,537 in Chernihiv region;
  • 3,280 in Sumy region;
  • 3,238 in Cherkasy region;
  • 3,149 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 2,643 in Mykolaiv region;
  • 2,634 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 1,630 in Poltava region;
  • 1,024 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 868 in Kherson region; and
  • 814 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts).

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 23, 2020, the Center had received 3,819 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 249,529 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 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 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 took effect on 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.