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Ukraine said 1,967 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 19, 2020, the highest daily rise ever reported.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 96,403.

As many as 49,737 patients, including 812 in the past day, have recovered, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

The pandemic has taken 2,144 lives with 28 fatalities recorded over the past day.

In total, 1,335,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

3,323 cases in Vinnytsia region;

4,878 in Volyn region;

1,816 in Dnipropetrovsk region;

1,122 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

2,536 in Zhytomyr region;

6,552 in Zakarpattia region;

1,179 in Zaporizhia region;

7,122 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;

748 in Kirovohrad region;

10,945 in the city of Kyiv;

4,685 in Kyiv region;

12,448 in Lviv region;

194 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

857 in Mykolaiv region;

5,281 in Odesa region;

582 in Poltava region;

7,953 in Rivne region;

1,023 in Sumy region;

4,001 in Ternopil region;

6,607 in Kharkiv region;

312 in Kherson region;

1,678 in Khmelnytsky region;

8,108 in Chernivtsi region;

1,175 in Cherkasy region;

1,278 in Chernihiv region.

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COVID-19 tests were run by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of August 19, 2020, the Center had received 2,361 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 154,246 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine in Ukraine

The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. Ukrainian regions were split into the red, green, orange 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 on August 17. Kyiv was included in the yellow zone.

In Ukrainian schools within the "orange quarantine zone", teachers will be wearing protective face shields in class.