11,336 people tested for Covid-19 in Ukraine, - Ministry of Health

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov, one patient may be tested several times
12:24, 13 April 2020

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister

As of now, 11,136 have been tested for COVID-19 in Ukraine. This was stated by Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov during a briefing that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

According to Stepanov, one patient may be tested several times - to confirm the diagnosis and to confirm the recovery.

"The total number of people who have been tested for coronavirus is 11,146. One patient may be tested multiple times. First, to confirm the diagnosis and then - to confirm that the person has recovered," he said.

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Ukraine’s Minister of Health also stated that two tests should be performed after a certain period of time in order to confirm that a patient had successfully recovered.

"We have been conducting more PCR tests for coronavirus. On average, we do 2.5 thousand to 3 thousand tests per day. In addition, we are testing all patients with lung inflammation without any exception," Stepanov noted.

As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, 24 Ukrainian citizens have recovered from COVID-19 while staying abroad.

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