Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says 9,076 children and 12,171 healthcare workers have contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the pandemic.

"In the past day, 2,411 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 135 children and 102 healthcare workers. Some 434 new patients were hospitalized. There were 57 deaths and 940 recoveries," he said at a briefing on September 8, as reported by the Health Ministry on Facebook.

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As many as 63,546 patients have already recovered.


  • Ukraine said 2,411 new active COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours as of September 8, 2020.
  • The total number of confirmed cases grew to 140,479.