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Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said 638 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 54,771 as of the morning of July 14.

"In the past day, 638 people contracted the virus, including 26 children, as well as 74 healthcare workers. Some 157 people were hospitalized, and 14 fatal cases were recorded," he said at a briefing on July 14, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

The death toll in Ukraine now is 1,412 people, including 14 who died in the past 24 hours.

As many as 27,154 patients, including 651 in the past day, have already recovered.

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Stepanov also listed three regions that were in the lead by the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past day.

"In terms of the regions, the highest number of confirmed cases in the past 24 hours was registered in Lviv region (147 cases), Zakarpattia region (67), and the city of Kyiv (112)," he said.

In total, 22,846 tests were conducted in the country in the past day. In particular, there were 9,711 tests done with the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and 13,394 with the application of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method.

The overall incidence per region is the following:

2,148 cases in Vinnytsia region;

3,080 in Volyn region;

1,146 in Dnipropetrovsk region;

765 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

1,542 in Zhytomyr region;

4,055 in Zakarpattia region;

622 in Zaporizhia region;

3,127 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;

674 in Kirovohrad region;

6,350 in the city of Kyiv;

3,090 in Kyiv region;

7,254 in Lviv region;

95 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);

487 in Mykolayiv region;

2,258 in Odesa region;

334 in Poltava region;

4,740 in Rivne region;

341 in Sumy region;

2,276 in Ternopil region;

2,723 in Kharkiv region;

204 in Kherson region;

909 in Khmelnytsky region;

5,184 in Chernivtsi region;

755 in Cherkasy region;

612 in Chernihiv region.

Data from Russia-occupied areas – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions – is not available.

COVID-19 tests were conducted by the Public Health Center's virological reference laboratory and regional laboratories. As of the morning of July 14, 2020, the Center had received 918 reports of suspected cases. In total, there have been 103,031 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.