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18,250 new Covid-19 cases observed in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine, 3,322,308 people have contracted the disease
11:58, 20 November 2021

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Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 18,250 new cases of Covid-19, including 1,463 children and 380 healthcare workers. Coronavirus_Info Telegram channel reports it.

3,594 people have been taken to hospitals during this period; 664 patients deceased and 21,979 recovered. 50,591 tests have been taken.

Related: Healthcare Ministry tells when Ukrainians will receive vaccine booster dose

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine, 3,322,308 people have contracted the disease, 2,748,500 have overcome it, 80,895 have succumbed to it.

Meanwhile, a new variant of the Delta strain was found in eight regions of Ukraine. Compared with the original strain, it is 10-15% more contagious, according to the Chief Sanitary Doctor in Odesa region Vitaliy Honcharov.

He noted that a new version of the Delta was discovered in Odesa region. The doctor noted that in October, due to the spread of a mutated strain of coronavirus in the region, more than 40,000 people fell ill, 780 patients died. He also clarified that so far little is known about the properties of the new version of Delta.

"Scientists at the UCL Genetics Institute reported that it is 10-15 percent more contagious than the original version," Vitaliy Honcharov said.

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