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Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says 7,616 children and 10,964 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the pandemic.

"In the past day, 2,438 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 112 children and 122 healthcare workers. Some 497 new patients were hospitalized. There were 48 deaths and 866 recoveries," he said at a briefing on August 28, as reported by the Health Ministry on Facebook.

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As many as 55,083 patients have already recovered.

Background

  • Ukraine said 2,438 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 28, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 114,497.