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Ukraine said 5,992 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 16, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 287,231 as of October 16, 2020, according to the interactive map of the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 121,919 patients, including 2,269 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll has hit 5,408 with 106 fatalities recorded in the past day.

The government reported 159,904 active cases as of October 16. In total, there have been 356,714 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Read alsoGovernment reviews quarantine zones in Ukraine: Kyiv remains in "orange zone"The highest number of new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Kharkiv region (544 cases), the city of Kyiv (455), Odesa region (502), Dnipropetrovsk region (423), Khmelnytsky region (414), and Lviv region (365).

Quarantine: Background

On August 1, new rules for adaptive quarantine were enforced in Ukraine. All regions were divided into "green", "yellow", "orange", and "red" zones according to the level of the epidemic threat.

On October 13, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until the end of the year, passing certain changes to regulations.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said it was a "necessary step," adding that such quarantine is "the most effective mechanism" in tackling COVID-19 in Ukraine and beyond.

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