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The number of new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus per day in Ukraine is nearing 1,000.

"According to the Public Health Center, there were 34,984 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on June 19. Of them, 921 cases were reported in the past 24 hours," the country's Health Ministry said on Facebook in its morning update on June 19.

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The death toll is 985 people as of today. Some 16,033 patients have already recovered.

A total of 542,247 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted.

The total number of confirmed cases per region is the following: 1,596 cases in Vinnytsia region; 1,673 in Volyn region; 1,021 in Dnipropetrovsk region; 350 in Donetsk region; 1,201 in Zhytomyr region; 1,960 in Zakarpattia region; 547 in Zaporizhia region; 1,940 in Ivano-Frankivsk region; 604 in Kirovohrad region; 4,176 in the city of Kyiv; 2,142 in Kyiv region; 3,540 in Lviv region; 71 in Luhansk region; 338 in Mykolayiv region; 1,200 in Odesa region; 289 in Poltava region; 2,693 in Rivne region; 246 in Sumy region; 1,605 in Ternopil region; 1,744 in Kharkiv region; 185 in Kherson region; 608 in Khmelnytsky region; 4,211 in Chernivtsi region; 585 in Cherkasy region; 459 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.

COVID-19 tests were conducted by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of June 19, 2020, the Center had received 1,192 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 76,946 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

The ministry urged Ukrainians to comply with its recommendations to counter the epidemic, including wearing face masks, using hand sanitizers, and social distancing.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 17, the Ukrainian government extended the so-called adaptive quarantine until July 31 over a spike in the incidence in the past week. The easing of the coronavirus-related lockdown started on May 22.

The adaptive quarantine means that the respective restrictions will be lifted only in those regions where the epidemic situation allows. In other regions, the quarantine-related measures may be enhanced if the situation worsens.

As of 09:00 Kyiv time on June 18, there were 34,063 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine. They included 966 deaths and 15,447 recoveries. Some 829 new cases were recorded in the past day.