As of October 19, 303,638 cases of Covid-19
have been observed in Ukraine. 4,766 new cases were observed over the last 24 hours; National Security and Defense Council reported that on Monday.
5,673 people deceased in Ukraine, since the pandemic reached the country. 126,489 people have recovered, as repeated lab tests did not reveal the virus in their bodies.
As of October 19, 171,416 active cases were registered. Most of the cases are confirmed in Kharkiv region (595), Odesa region (350), and Zhytomyr region (308). 385 cases were observed in Kyiv over 24 hours.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, as a result of complications caused by the disease, 5607 people have died in the country (+90 over the past day), but 125 377 (+1264) patients have already recovered. The number of active cases of Covid-19 is 167,888.
The introduction of strict quarantine in Ukraine will be considered only if nothing else can be done. The chief state sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko told about this in an interview with Radio Liberty.
"We are doing everything possible at the national level to prevent, firstly, the collapse of the healthcare system, and secondly, so as not to stop our economy. We understand that the introduction of a hard lockdown is already an exclusively such a reserve moment when nothing else will be possible to do," he said.
Lyashko believes that at the moment the medical system is coping with this issue.