Kyiv, Odesa, and Mariupol are preparing to deploy additional large hospitals for patients with Covid-19 in case of an overload of hospitals in the first and second waves of the coronavirus epidemic. This was announced on Facebook by the head of the parliamentary healthcare committee, Mykhailo Radutsky.
"By order of the president, in Kyiv, Odesa, Mariupol, preparations are starting for the deployment of large infectious diseases hospitals in case of an overload of medical institutions of the first and second wave," he wrote.
In Kyiv, if necessary, the hospital will be located on the territory of the Palace of Sports.
Radutsky noted that now there is no need for additional hospitals, but the state must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. He also added that now all the necessary equipment is being purchased so that new hospitals can start working in a matter of days.
Over the past day, 4,768 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ukraine. In total, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country, 261,034 people fell ill with Covid-19, 113,507 (+937) - recovered, 4972 (+85) - died.
Note that for several days in a row more than 350 thousand cases of coronavirus were recorded in the world: on October 9 - almost 356 000, and on October 8 - more than 358 000.
Topping the list of countries with the largest daily increase in cases are India, the United States, and Brazil. In France, the number of new patients also increased significantly: on October 8 there were 20 000, and the next day - already 26 000 people, a record increase is also in Russia - almost 13 000 people per day.
Ukraine in this anti-rating ranks 10th both in the number of new cases of the disease and in the number of deaths.