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Ukrainian Deputy Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko says the peak of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine as of now was seen on April 17.

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"We predicted the peak would be on April 14. We estimated that we could have 41,000 patients as of April 14. But we introduced quarantine in advance. If we use retrospective dynamics and have no further growth, we already saw the peak on April 17. Since then we have stayed within 400-550 [new] cases [per day] and we have already been within this range for 17 days," he told the Segodnya newspaper in an interview.

The expert says the number of confirmed cases will gradually decrease if the quarantine is not cancelled ahead of time.

However, the official said, the coronavirus could behave unexpectedly, so forecasting should be cautious.