18,132 over day: Ukraine observes new worst daily number of infected since pandemic began

Source : 112 Ukraine

1,614,707 people got infected since the sickness reached this country
10:16, 26 March 2021

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Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 18,132 new cases of coronavirus. It's the largest number since the beginning of pandemic. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister posted this on his Facebook page.

1,614,707 people got infected since the sickness reached this country. 31,461 deceased (+361 over 24 hours), and 1,290,158 recovered (+7,138 over 24 hours). 

The largest number of confirmed cases were observed in Kyiv (1,164), Odesa region (1,545), Dnipropetrovsk region (1,358), Lviv region (1,304) and Kharkiv regions (1,204). 

Earlier, we reported that Pfizer and BioNTech companies started testing their vaccine from coronavirus on children aged from six months to 12 years. This is done in order to expand the application of the drug to this age group, too, writes Reuters

Initially, the companies plan to test security of their vaccine with double injections in three various doses (10, 20 and 30 mg) within the research of Phases 1 and 2. 144 test subjects will participate. According to Pfizer representative Sharon Castillo, the children already received thgeir first injections on Wednesday, March 24. The company hopes to get the results of their tests in the second half-year of 2021. 

Related: New anti-record: 362 deaths from Covid-19 per day, 16 600 people fell ill in Ukraine

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