Covid-19: Ukraine observes 1,974 new cases, 763 patients manage to recover

Source : 112 Ukraine

Over the last 24 hours, 49 people have succumbed to the disease
09:24, 27 August 2020


As of August 27, 112,059 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Ukraine. Over the last 24 hours, 1,978 people have been diagnosed with the disease. This was reported by the press service of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

A total of 2,403 people died as a result of complications caused by the disease (+49 per day, which is the highest number of deaths that has been observed since the beginning of the pandemic), 53,454 patients have already managed to recover - a repeated laboratory study did not detect the virus.

The highest number of cases was recorded in the city of Kyiv - 220, in Kharkiv region - 218, and in Lviv region - 203.

Related: US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential Covid–19 treatment

As we reported earlier, Cambridge University intends to start clinical trials of its vaccine against coronavirus in autumn.

“A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK in late autumn or early next year, thanks to a £1.9million award from the UK government,” the message said.

Thus, the Cambridge vaccine, DIOS-CoVax2, is based on DNA. The structures of the antigens are coded by synthetic genes that might reprogram the immune system to produce antibodies against the coronavirus.

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