Experts from the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) say 8,810 COVID-19 cases, including 178 fatalities, have been registered in Russian-occupied Crimea since the start of the coronavirus epidemic.
"Some 212 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in the past day," the CHRG said on Facebook on October 19, referring to the occupying authorities' data.
Read alsoEmployers in Ukraine asked to organize remote work if possibleIn Sevastopol alone, 51 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past day.
In total, 1,640 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the city since the start of the epidemic.
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest
- 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.
- The death toll in the past day was 66 people, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 5,637.
- In Ukraine, people aged 60 and older account for over 75% of coronavirus-related deaths.