Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says 18,828 children and 19,809 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the epidemic.

"In the past day, 5,469 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 275 children and 214 healthcare workers. Some 841 new patients were hospitalized. There were 113 deaths and 3,044 recoveries," he said at a briefing on October 20, as reported by the Health Ministry on Facebook.

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As many as 129,533 patients have already recovered.

COVID-19 in Ukraine: Latest

  • Ukraine said 5,469 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of October 20, 2020.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 309,107.