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20,341 new Covid-19 cases observed in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine, 1,731,971 people have contracted the disease
11:03, 3 April 2021

Global Look Press

Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 20,341 new cases of Covid-19, including 809 children and 473 healthcare workers. Coronavirus_Info Telegram channel reports it.

5,186 people have been taken to hospitals during this period; 396 patients deceased, and 9,166 recovered. 128,492 tests have been taken.

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Most of the confirmed cases have been observed in Kyiv city (2,053), Lviv (1,538), Odesa (1,521), Kharkiv (1,470) and Dnipropetrovsk (1,433) regions.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine, 1,731,971 people have contracted the disease, 1,342,536 have overcome it, 34,075 - have succumbed to it.

Meanwhile, a new, more dangerous strain of coronavirus from South Africa has been found in Ukraine. It is more aggressive than the previously discovered strain from the United Kingdom. Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced this at a briefing.

"British strain of the virus is rampant in Ukraine. It is recorded throughout the country. Also in recent studies conducted abroad, where we send samples, the South African strain was also found in Ukraine. The difference is that it is more aggressive, the incubation period is from 1 to 3 days, it is more contagious and infects three times more people than previous strains. It affects the younger population. Therefore, follow all the rules of quarantine restrictions, use masks, antiseptics, avoid any mass gatherings," Stepanov said.

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