Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the number of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus done in the past 24 hours has reached 41,430, which is a record high figure.

"In total, 67,573 tests were conducted in the country in the past day. In particular, there were 26,143 tests done with the use of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method and 41,430 with the application of the PCR method. This is a kind of record, as we haven't done more than 40,000 tests yet," he said at a briefing on October 24.

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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine said 7,014 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 24, 2020.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 337,410.
  • As many as 137,578 patients, including 2,680 in the past day, have recovered.
  • The death toll has hit 6,289 with 125 fatalities recorded in the past day.