Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says 4,930 children and 8,654 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the pandemic.

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"In the past day, 1,090 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 77 children and 78 healthcare workers. Some 261 new patients were hospitalized. There were 20 deaths and 598 recoveries," he said at a briefing on July 31.

The overall death toll is 1,693 people.

As many as 38,752 patients have already recovered.

As UNIAN reported earlier, 1,090 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine in the past day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 69,884 as of the morning of July 31.