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Ukraine said 2,905 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 15, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 159,702, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 70,810 patients, including 1,267 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,264 with 53 fatalities recorded in the past day.

There were 85,628 active cases as of September 15. In total, there have been 223,258 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

The highest number of new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Ternopil region (390 cases), Kharkiv region (307), Odesa region (306), and the city of Kyiv (285).

In total, 1,897,688 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the outbreak.

The overall incidence per region is as follows:

17,714 (+285) in the city of Kyiv;

17,243 (+186) cases in Lviv region;

13,160 (+307) in Kharkiv region;

12,394 (+142) in Chernivtsi region;

11,510 (+153) in Ivano-Frankivsk region;

10,635 (+80) in Rivne region;

9,993 (+306) in Odesa region;

9,624 (+390) in Ternopil region;

8,756 (+81) in Zakarpattia region;

7,079 (+118) in Kyiv region;

6,428 (+75) in Volyn region;

4,887 (+43) in Vinnytsia region;

4,470 (+80) in Zhytomyr region;

4,058 (+50) in Khmelnytsky region;

3,430 (+88) in Dnipropetrovsk region;

2,846 (+58) in Chernihiv region;

2,688 (+109) in Cherkasy region;

2,553 (+51) in Sumy region;

2,503 (+100) in Zaporizhia region;

2,154 (+53) in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

2,114 (+63) in Mykolaiv region;

1,253 (+30) in Poltava region;

929 (+20) in Kirovohrad region;

661 (+17) in Kherson region; and

620 (+20) in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts).

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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 September 15, 2020, the Center had received 3,159 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 223,258 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 bed occupancy, 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.

On September 10, the government reviewed the borders of COVID-19 quarantine zones. The reviewed zoning regulations will take effect on Monday, September 14. Kyiv became part of the orange zone, with the second-toughest bans after the red zone.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.