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Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council reports 1,112 new active cases of COVID-19 recorded across the country over the past day.

This brings a total of cases reported since the start of pandemic to 72,168, according to the NSDC's Coronavirus Epidemic Monitoring System.

The largest number of positive COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours was seen in Ivano-Frankivsk region  (115) and Lviv region (112).

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Also, over the past day, 235 people recovered and 16 died.

According to the NSDC, since the outbreak of the epidemic in Ukraine, 1,725 people died of COVID-19, while 39,543 successfully recovered.

The number of active cases as of the morning of August 2 stood at 30,900.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ministry of Health predicts about 4,000 COVID-19 fatalities.