Ukraine's authorities on Saturday, August 8, said the number of new active COVID-19 cases increased by 1,489 over the past 24 hours.

This marked a new high since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced by the NSDC map of COVID-19 spread.

As many as 43,655 patients, including 600 in the past day, have recovered.

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In total, 79,750 COVID-19 cases have already been detected in Ukraine.

The pandemic has taken 1,879 lives with 27 fatalities recorded over the past day.

In total, 1,154,378 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been run since the pandemic start.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine on August 7 reported 1,453 new COVID-19 cases.