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Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says 7,743 children and 11,084 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the pandemic.

"In the past day, 2,481 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 127 children and 120 healthcare workers. Some 450 new patients were hospitalized. There were 41 deaths and 1,055 recoveries," he said at a briefing on August 29, as reported by the Health Ministry on Facebook.

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As many as 56,138 patients have already recovered.


  • Ukraine said 2,481 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of August 29, 2020, marking yet another highest daily rise.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 116,978.