Over the past day in Ukraine, 669 patients with the Covid-19 coronavirus or with suspicion of it were hospitalized; this became an absolute record since the beginning of the pandemic. Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov said so at a morning briefing on Saturday, September 19.
"669 people were hospitalized - this is the largest number of hospitalizations during the entire pandemic," Stepanov said.
According to him, today more than 13,000 people are in hospitals with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 or suspicion for it. For comparison, as of September 1, this figure was 10,190 people.
Most of the new cases of Covid-19 over the past day, according to Stepanov, were recorded in the city of Kyiv - 400, in Ternopil region - 311, Odesa - 281, Lviv - 260, Kharkiv - 200 and Ivano-Frankivsk - 181.
As we reported before, as of the morning of September 19, the number of people infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus in Ukraine increased to 172,712 (+3240 per day).