Maksym Stepanov / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said Ukraine has so far managed to avoid the peak incidence of COVID-19.

"It is very important for us to avoid the peak. So far we are succeeding, including through quarantine measures – we see a break in this chain of disease transmission, which became possible thanks to quarantine," he said during an online briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

"If we continue to listen to expert recommendations..., I'm sure we will be able to avoid the peak incidence of COVID-19, where our healthcare system won't be able to treat a huge number of patients," Stepanov said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's Health Ministry reported 135 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, which brought the total number to 10,406.

A total of 261 fatalities and 1,238 recoveries have been reported over the entire period of monitoring.