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Ukraine said 5,062 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 15, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 281,239 as of October 15, 2020, according to the interactive map of the National Security and Defense Council.

As many as 119,650 patients, including 951 in the past day, have recovered.

Read alsoUkraine must resume production of own vaccines – ministerThe death toll has hit 5,302 with 73 fatalities recorded in the past day.

The government reported 156,287 active cases as of October 15. In total, there have been 350,111 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine in Ukraine: Background

On August 1, new rules for adaptive quarantine were enforced in Ukraine. All regions were divided into "green", "yellow", "orange", and "red" zones according to the level of the epidemic risk.

On October 13, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until the end of the year, passing certain changes to regulations.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said it was a "necessary step," adding that such quarantine is "the most effective mechanism" in tackling COVID-19 in Ukraine and beyond.

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