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Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said 1,386 healthcare workers and 457 children have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus in Ukraine.

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"In total, 7,170 people, including 475 children, as well as 1,386 healthcare workers, have contracted the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic," he said during an online briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

As UNIAN reported earlier, according to the Public Health Center, there were 7,170 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine as of 09:00 a.m. Kyiv time on April 23. Of them, 187 were lethal cases, 504 patients have recovered. Some 578 new cases were recorded in the past day.