Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 6,806 COVID-19 cases, including 133 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus epidemic.

"Some 172 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the past day," the CHRG said on Facebook on October 9, referring to the occupying authorities' data.

Read alsoUkraine starts deploying makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients – health ministerIn Sevastopol alone, 32 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past day.

In total, 1,253 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the city since the start of the epidemic.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine said 5,804 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 9, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 250,538 as of October 9, 2020.