COVID-19 mortality rate halves against record highs in April / Photo from UNIAN

The COVID-19-related mortality rate in Ukraine has halved against record highs in early April, but still remains high.

That's according to a forecast by the National Academy of Sciences about COVID-19 epidemic developments in Ukraine from May 26 to June 8, 2021.

Read alsoFirst batch of Pfizer vaccine bought for budget funds arrives in Ukraine (Photo, video)The number of new cases has been decreasing during the post-holiday period. The lowest number of new cases since August 2020 was recorded on May 24.

Also, the number of new COVID-19 cases significantly exceeds the number of positive PCR tests, which indicates an increase in delays in the release of data, as well as a possible increase in the proportion of antigen test results among officially confirmed cases.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest developments

  • Ukraine health authorities said 3,395 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of May 26, 2021.
  • The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 2,189,858.