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Ukraine said 2,966 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 20, 2020.

The total number of confirmed cases grew to 175,678, as seen on the interactive map compiled by the National Security and Defense Council.

Read alsoFour Ukrainian regions ready for quarantine easing – health ministryAs many as 77,512 patients, including 758 in the past day, have recovered.

The death toll is 3,557 with 41 fatalities recorded in the past day.

There were 94,609 active cases as of September 20. In total, there have been 239,938 reports on suspected COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020.

Quarantine in Ukraine: background

  • The adaptive quarantine was introduced on August 1. The Ukrainian regions were split into the green, yellow, orange, and red zones depending on hospital bed occupancy, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, the ascertainment rate of COVID-19, and daily spread dynamics.
  • Quarantine-related curbs differ in each zone. The mildest ones are in the green zone, the regions included in the red zone will have to introduce the toughest restrictions.
  • On August 26, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine until November 1.
  • On September 10, the government reviewed the borders of COVID-19 quarantine zones. The reviewed zoning regulations will take effect on Monday, September 14. Kyiv became part of the orange zone, with the second-toughest bans after the red zone.
  • Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the ministry has no plans to introduce a new lockdown in Ukraine yet.