“As of August 31, 2021, 855 confirmed cases of Delta coronavirus strain were detected. 26 of them were confirmed by sequencing. Another 829 cases were detected by targeted polymerase chain reaction (PCR), during which the presence of mutations characteristic of the Delta strain was detected,” the message states.
Most cases were recorded in Chernivtsi (68), Odesa (61), Rivne (60), Ivano-Frankivsk (58) and Ternopil (52) regions.
Volyn, Kyiv and Donetsk regions have 47 cases each. Kharkiv region has 45, Vinnytsia and Luhansk regions have slightly less cases, 43 each, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytsky regions have 39 each.
“At the same time, 37 cases were detected in Zakarpattia region, six cases less in Poltava region. Chernihiv region has 25 and Lviv region has 24. Almost the same number of cases is in Kyiv city (21), Cherkasy (20) and Kirovohrad (18) regions," the Ministry of Healthcare states.
The lowest number of cases was recorded in Zaporizhia (11) Sumy (10), Mykolaiv (4), Dnipropetrovsk (3) and Kherson (2) regions.
As it was reported earlier, 80% of people infected with coronavirus in the Rivne region have the Delta strain.