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Ukraine said 2,134 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 20, 2020, the highest daily rise ever reported.

"According to the Public Health Center, there were 98,537 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on August 20. Of them, 2,134 cases were reported in the past 24 hours," Ukraine's Health Ministry said in its morning update on Thursday.

As many as 50,441 patients, including 704 in the past day, have recovered.

The pandemic has already taken 2,184 lives in Ukraine.

In total, 1,356,698 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

3,405 cases in Vinnytsia region;

4,929 in Volyn region;

1,873 in Dnipropetrovsk region;

1,156 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

2,597 in Zhytomyr region;

6,662 in Zakarpattia region;

1,213 in Zaporizhia region;

7,290 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;

749 in Kirovohrad region;

11,172 in the city of Kyiv;

4,727 in Kyiv region;

12,631 in Lviv region;

204 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

893 in Mykolaiv region;

5,408 in Odesa region;

594 in Poltava region;

8,091 in Rivne region;

1,078 in Sumy region;

4,116 in Ternopil region;

6,849 in Kharkiv region;

321 in Kherson region;

1,768 in Khmelnytsky region;

8,297 in Chernivtsi region;

1,200 in Cherkasy region;

1,314 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.

Read alsoUkraine overtakes China in number of registered COVID-19 cases (Map)COVID-19 tests were run by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of August 20, 2020, the Center had received 2,439 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 156,685 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.