Zakarpattya region, which is now in the orange quarantine zone has record-large bed occupancy rate, which results in a lack of access to oxygen stations. Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov sent the commission to examine the situation there. He said this himself during an evening show as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.
"The largest occupancy of beds with oxygen is observed in Zakarpattia region, 65 percent. I'm sending my deputies to inspect the situation, because the region is close to enter the red zone", Stepanov said.
According to him, another three regions in various parts of Ukraine (Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv and Kyiv regions) also approach the red quarantine zone.
On March 4, the Ministry renewed the list of the ‘red’, ‘orange’ and ‘yellow’ zones of the epidemic security on the incidence rate with Covid-19, hospitalization level and occupancy of hospitals. Three regions are in the ‘red’ zone, while Kyiv stays in the ‘yellow’ zone.
Thus, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions are in the ‘red’ zone. Vinnytsia, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Sumy and Ternopil regions are in the ‘orange’ zone.
Other regions and Kyiv stay in the ‘yellow’ zone.