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Ukraine said 4,766 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 19, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 303,638 as of October 19, 2020, according to the interactive map of the National Security and Defense Council.

Read alsoUkraine reports 91 new COVID-19 cases in armed forces as of Oct 18As many as 126,489 patients, including 1,112 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll has hit 5,673 with 66 fatalities recorded in the past day.

The government reported 171,476 active cases as of October 19. In total, there have been 373,276 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine: 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 threat.
  • 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.