Ukraine’s Health Minister reports overall decrease in Covid-19 incidence

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Maksym Stepanov, last week there were 1,500 fewer hospitalizations
11:35, 7 December 2020

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

For the first time since August 2020, Ukraine has officially observed a decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases. This was announced by

" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Health Minister Maksym Stepanov during a press briefing.

"Last week we had only 89,322 people infected. I want to inform you that it is the first time since the end of August when we observe a decrease in the number of patients compared to the previous week. We had 96,936 patients from November 23 to November 29, for this week (November 30 to December 6) we have 89,322 patients. That is almost 7,500 patients less," the official stated.

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According to Stepanov, last week there were 1,500 fewer hospitalizations. The minister said that such figures indicated 100 saved lives.

As we reported earlier, according to the chairman of the commission on biosafety and biological protection under the National Security and Defense Council Serhiy Komissarenko, mass vaccination against coronavirus will begin in Ukraine in mid-2021.

"The main thing is not the vaccine problem, but the vaccination problem. That is, you need to prepare the entire infrastructure and logistics in order to carry it out correctly. Mass vaccination will be carried out in the middle of next year if Ukraine does what needs to be done," Komissarenko noted.

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