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Number of Ukrainians infected with coronavirus depends on number of tests done, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Today, the number of tests in this country increased to 20,000
18:41, 12 June 2020

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The Ukrainian government is worried about the increase in the number of patients with coronavirus infection for the second day in a row. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that an increase in the incidence among the population could be observed due to an increase in the number of tests, the press service of the Office of the President reports.

During a meeting on countering the spread of coronavirus infection, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov noted that there was also an increase in the number of visits with symptoms of coronavirus, cases of pneumonia and hospitalization with signs of the disease. The foci of identifying new patients with coronavirus are scattered.

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The head of state noted that the number of tests on Covid-19 has increased, and an average of about 20,000 PCR and ELISA tests are performed per day. An increase in the incidence among the population can be observed due to an increase in the number of tests. Therefore, before deciding on strict restrictive measures, it is necessary to understand the reasons for the increase in the number of patients.

"We need to quickly establish the causes of the increase in the incidence. And before that, all relevant authorities should draw the attention of the population to the need to observe the mask regime and social distance on the street. I see that people walk without masks. Only observing security measures will protect us from the threat of getting sick and save our economy from quarantine," Zelensky said.

As we reported before, Ukraine is at the second wave of the coronavirus incidence; the third wave is expected in autumn.

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