Ukraine seeing rise in active COVID-19 cases – President's Office

16:10, 07 July 2020
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"Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said today the incidence of COVID-19 in Ukraine is 62.4 per 100,000 people. However, such a large number arose due to the outbreaks in some regions, such as Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, and the city of Kyiv," the press service of the President's Office said on July 7, following a regular conference call on anti-coronavirus efforts.

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"The government is carefully studying the practices of overcoming coronavirus abroad, as well as the experience of other countries in preparing for the start of the new school year on September 1, which is especially important for first-graders," the press service quoted Zelensky as saying.

In turn, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said the number of people diagnosed with pneumonia was declining, adding that all those who died in the past day from COVID-19, i.e. 21 people, had serious comorbidities and were in the group of risk.

Moreover, the ministry will also deal with the situation in the Kharkiv Regional Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital, which has become a center of social tension over the lack of doctors and hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 49,607 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine as of the morning of July 7. They include 1,283 deaths and 22,193 recoveries. Some 564 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.

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