Ukraine said 5,469 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 20, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 309,107 as of October 20, 2020, according to the interactive map of the National Security and Defense Council.

Read alsoUp to 35,000 new cases daily: Health Ministry unveils worst COVID-19 scenarioAs many as 129,533 patients, including 3,044 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll has hit 5,786 with 113 fatalities recorded in the past day.

The government reported 173,788 active cases as of October 20. In total, there have been 379,315 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.