Ukraine said 1,658 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 25, 2020.
"According to the Public Health Center, there were 108,415 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 Kyiv time on August 25. Of them, 1,658 cases were reported in the past 24 hours," Ukraine's Health Ministry said on Facebook in its morning update on Tuesday.
As many as 52,870 patients, including 346 in the past day, have recovered.
The pandemic has already taken 2,318 lives in Ukraine. In the past 24 hours, 25 fatalities were reported.
In total, 1,436,206 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.
The following areas are in the lead by number of new confirmed cases in the past day: Chernivtsi region (204), Ivano-Frankivsk region (179), Kharkiv region (173), Ternopil region (158), Lviv region (136), and the city of Kyiv (130).
The overall incidence per region is as follows:
- 3,649 cases in Vinnytsia region;
- 5,187 in Volyn region;
- 2,050 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
- 1,238 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
- 2,923 in Zhytomyr region;
- 7,063 in Zakarpattia region;
- 1,407 in Zaporizhia region;
- 8,154 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
- 769 in Kirovohrad region;
- 12,153 in the city of Kyiv;
- 5,115 in Kyiv region;
- 13,389 in Lviv region;
- 244 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
- 1,004 in Mykolayiv region;
- 6,166 in Odesa region;
- 677 in Poltava region;
- 8,644 in Rivne region;
- 1,246 in Sumy region;
- 4,923 in Ternopil region;
- 7,807 in Kharkiv region;
- 337 in Kherson region;
- 2,047 in Khmelnytsky region;
- 9,371 in Chernivtsi region;
- 1,300 in Cherkasy region;
- 1,552 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 run by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of August 25, 2020, the Center had received 1,673 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 167,295 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.
Quarantine in Ukraine: background
- 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 today, August 24. Kyiv remains in the yellow zone.
- In Ukrainian schools within the "orange quarantine zone", teachers will be wearing protective face shields in class, while red-zone schools will switch to online classes.