Maskym Stepanov / Photo from UNIAN

Hospital load in terms of COVID-19 patients has reached 44% across Ukraine, says Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

"We're seeing an increasing hospital load in terms of COVID-19 patients. Even having allocated 36,000 beds that are already in place or reserved, we're practically deploying new hospitals [for COVID-19 treatment] because in some regions, the number of hospitalized is growing very rapidly," Stepanov told a Kyiv briefing on September 2, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Some 44% of the beds already prepared for patients with COVID-19 are currently occupied.

Read alsoUkraine PM predicts further rise in COVID-19 cases"Today, in total, if we take the already confirmed COVID-19 cases and cases where patients who have been admitted with an unconfirmed diagnosis, that is, awaiting confirmation with all corona symptoms in place and receiving appropriate treatment, having pneumonia – that's already a 44% load," the minister said.

Coronavirus in Ukraine: latest

  • A total of 125,798 COVID-19 cases have been lab-confirmed in Ukraine since the pandemic outbreak.
  • Over the past day alone, 2,495 new active cases were reported, which marks a new daily high. That's including 133 children and 136 medics. Health officials say 445 people were hospitalized and 51 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours.