Coronavirus: Ukraine Records 343 New Cases from Sunday

  • According to the latest data, 151 people have died from COVID-19 disease in Ukraine.
  • In total, more than 58,000 PCR coronavirus tests were performed in Ukraine.
  • Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov noted that the increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Ukraine during this week is quite predictable.

In Ukraine, as of Monday morning, at least 5,710 cases of coronavirus infection-causing COVID-19 disease were officially confirmed. Ukraine logged 343 new cases on Sunday and eight new deaths. Since the beginning of the epidemic in Ukraine, most cases of infection have been recorded in the Chernivtsi region (906), Kiev (850), Ivano-Frankivsk region (512) and Ternopil region (414).

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Outpatient treatment includes 3,800 patients (283 of whom are children). A total of 1,910 people were hospitalized (91 of them children). According to the latest data, 151 people have died from COVID-19 disease in Ukraine. Most of the deceased (86%) are over the age of 50.

At least 359 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Ukraine. That is, repeated laboratory tests found no virus in the body. In total, more than 58,000 PCR coronavirus tests were performed in Ukraine. According to the Minister of Health of Ukraine, Maxim Stepanov, over the past 24 hours, 1,988 PCR studies have been carried out.

“Such a low number of tests are due to the fact that, firstly, the number of people who have had the appropriate symptoms that required PCR has decreased, but on the other hands, in the past 24hrs, seven areas have not provided any information about testing of Ukrainians for coronavirus,” Stepanov said at a briefing on Monday.

According to him, these are Vinnytsia, Lugansk, Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson and Khmelnytskyi regions. “These are unacceptable things. I have already given the appropriate order to the Ukraine Chief Sanitary Doctor, Viktor Lyashko, who clarifies the circumstances of the situation.”

Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Stepanov noted that the increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Ukraine during this week is quite predictable.  Over the Easter holidays, many people did not comply with quarantine, and, therefore, fell into the risk zone of infection. Also, in Ukraine, the number of tests per day was increased.

In Europe, more than 1 million coronavirus infections have been reported. More than 100,000 people have died. The total number of coronavirus infected people in the world has exceeded two million. Experts believe that the true number of cases is much higher, as many countries lack the tests and resources to conduct research.

In Ukraine, coronavirus infection was confirmed in 1,074 medical workers. Only on the last day of the 261 infected, 43 were doctors. In addition, over the past day, the infection was found in 16 children. This was announced by Stepanov at an online briefing on Monday, April 20.

“But the good news is that 12 patients, including three children and four medical workers, have been recovered,” he said. The minister said that for past knocks in Ukraine, they conducted 1,988 tests for coronavirus using the PLR ​​method. According to him, such a low testing rate is due to the fact that people on Easter were much less likely to test COVID-19.

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