The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the capital city of Kyiv over the past seven days per 100,000 people (incidence) exceeds the level set by the government to ease the quarantine-related restrictions, according to Ukraine's Health Ministry.
In particular, the incidence rate in Kyiv was 13.18 per 100,000 people as of June 1, with an acceptable rate of 12, according to the ministry's data published on its website on June 1.
As of May 31, the incidence rate in the capital city was 12.2.
The following regions have incidence indicators that are higher than the government's level: Volyn region (14.45), Lviv region (13.54), Rivne region (29.15), and Chernivtsi region (32.62).
In addition, Donetsk region is not ready for lifting the curbs, as the average number of tests made with the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods there over the past seven days per 100,000 people was insufficient. The testing coverage rate there is 8.93 with the norm being 12.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers on May 20 decided to introduce an adaptive quarantine in the country from May 22 to June 22, taking into account the epidemiological situation in the regions.
In particular, the government introduced certain indicators: an incidence – the average number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days per 100,000 people, which should be lower than 12 cases per 100,000 people; bed occupancy in hospitals designated for COVID-19 patients should be below 50%; and the number of tests done with the use of PCR and ELISA methods should be more than 12 per 100,000 people over the past seven days.