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Ukraine said 2,671 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 28, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 201,305, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 88,453 patients, including 571 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,996 with 37 fatalities recorded in the past day.

Read alsoUkraine publishes update on countries in COVID-19 red and green zonesThe government reported 108,856 active cases as of September 28. In total, there have been 266,768 reports on suspected COVID-19 since year-start.

The highest number of new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Kharkiv region (339 cases), the city of Kyiv (328), Odesa region (203), Ternopil region (153), and Volyn region (143).

In total, 2,226,508 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

  • 22,143 (+328) in the city of Kyiv;
  • 19,916 (+132) cases in Lviv region;
  • 17,703 (+339) in Kharkiv region;
  • 14,113 (+104) in Chernivtsi region;
  • 13,445 (+110) in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 13,139 (+153) in Ternopil region;
  • 13,079 (+203) in Odesa region;
  • 12,145 (+113) in Rivne region;
  • 9,654 (+22) in Zakarpattia region;
  • 8,854 (+140) in Kyiv region;
  • 7,775 (+143) in Volyn region;
  • 5,974 (+74) in Vinnytsia region;
  • 5,779 (+123) in Zhytomyr region;
  • 5,747 (+125) in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 5,351 (+66) in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 3,996 (+36) in Chernihiv region;
  • 3,813 (+141) in Sumy region;
  • 3,773 (+110) in Zaporizhia region;
  • 3,759 (+65) in Cherkasy region;
  • 3,046 (+30) in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 3,011 (+31) in Mykolaiv region;
  • 1,972 (+62) in Poltava region;
  • 1,077 (+3) in Kirovohrad region;
  • 1,062 (+13) in Kherson region; and
  • 979 (+5) in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts).

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 September 28, 2020, the Center had received 2,576 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 266,768 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red 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 will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.
  • The new quarantine zoning across Ukraine reviewed by the state and regional commissions on emergencies quarantine zoning in line with the latest reports on the epidemiological situation took effect on September 28.