More than a thousand people in Russian-occupied Crimea were taken to hospitals, diagnosed with pneumonia. Igor Chemodanov, the "Heathcare Minister" of the annexed peninsula said so as quoted by Krym.Realii.
"We've got 1,447 people taken to a hospital with ARVI symptoms, 1,039 of them with pneumonia", Chemodanov said during the session of the operatie staff that works to combat the spread of Chinese coronavirus.
The local pro-Kremlin "authorities" claim it's a huge number for the peninsula.
1,500 people are now under medics' surveillance in Crimea. There are seven officially confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the peninsula.
The overall amount of people who got infected with Chinese coronavirus in Ukraine increased to 196. All cases are lab-confirmed. The Healthcare Ministry reported that on late March 26.
As of 10 p.m. March 26, five of the mentioned 196 patients passed away; one recovered. All in all, the number of infected people grew by 40 over just one day.
Previously, Chernivtsi regional state administration claiemd that three people recovered from Covid-19; however, the Healthcare Ministry did not confirm these cases.