Ukraine records fourth child death from COVID-19 / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said an eight-year-old boy died of coronavirus-associated pneumonia in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The boy was hospitalized on the evening of October 15, as he was in a serious condition, the minister said.

"He was admitted to the hospital in a very serious condition on Thursday evening. At 21:00 Kyiv time, he was hospitalized, rushed to the intensive care unit in a very serious condition with pneumonia, with very serious complications. He was put on a ventilator," Stepanov said during a morning briefing on October 19.

"The doctors tried to save his life, he had a PCR test done on Friday, COVID-19 was confirmed. Yet, unfortunately, he died on Saturday, October 17. The doctors have been unable to save him," the minister added.

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