Over the past day, on April 20, 12 162 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ukraine. In particular, 532 children and 326 health workers fell ill. This was announced by the Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov on Facebook.
4 411 people were hospitalized; 429 died; 14 720 people recovered over the past day; 109 007 tests were carried out per day (in particular by PCR method - 46 746, by ELISA method - 17 235, express tests for antigen to SARS-CoV-2 - 45 026).
Since the beginning of the pandemic: 1 974 118 people fell ill; 1 514 472 people recovered; 40 796 died; 9 042 785 PCR tests were carried out.
Over the past day, the largest number of confirmed cases was registered in Kyiv (965), Kharkiv (938), Kyiv region (881), Zaporizhya region (845) and Dnipropetrovsk (771) region.
“We are at the third wave of the coronavirus disease. We observe how hard it is and the number of cases that we face daily but at the same time we can state that we have got through the peak of incidence. If we compare figures of incidence of the last and before last weeks, we have almost 13.500 less infected. The same situation is observed with hospitalized persons – 3,500 people less,” the minister said.
Stepanov noted that 12 regions of Ukraine stay in the ‘red’ zone of the epidemic danger. The most difficult situation is in Kyiv (almost 75% of beds with oxygen are occupied), as well as in Kyiv (70%), Odesa (73%), Sumy (69.5%), Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions.
Meanwhile, the minister added that it is too early to relax and neglect the rules of the epidemic safety. He reminded that mass events can lead to the incidence of attendants and risk their life and health.