The world has already seen 22,328,069 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection since the outbreak of the pandemic, that's as of 6:30 Kyiv time on August 20.

At the same time, 14 261 142 patients have recovered, according to an interactive map of COVID-19 spread, developed by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States, as before, remains on the top of the list in terms of the number of reported cases: 5,529 347, Brazil goes next with 3,456,652 cases, then comes India with 2,767,273 cases, and Russia with 935,066 cases officially reported.

Read alsoUkraine's Health Ministry: Hospitals ready to treat about 34,000 COVID-19 patientsUkraine ranks 15th worldwide with 98,658 cases, having surpassed China, the country where the coronavirus is believed to have originated (89,527 cases).

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 786,303 COVID-19 related fatalities have been reported.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: latest developments

Ukraine on August 19 reported the highest-ever daily spike in COVID-19 cases: 1,967.

In Kyiv alone, a sharp rise by 215 cases have been reported on August 19, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.