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Ukraine said 6,719 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 21, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.

Read alsoFour COVID-19 risk levels introduced in Ukraine – health ministerThe total number of confirmed cases grew to 315,826 as of October 21, 2020, according to the interactive map of the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 132,219 patients, including 2,686 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll has hit 5,927 with 141 fatalities recorded in the past day.

The government reported 177,680 active cases as of October 21. In total, there have been 386,531 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

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.