Lviv region exceeded two indicators of coronavirus spread: the number of new patients and the number of beds in Covid hospitals.
"Red zone indicators are calculated depending on the number of tests performed, positive results and the number of hospitalized. We have an excess in the number of patients and the oxygen beds occupancy. And most likely, with such indicators, we can move to the red zone as early as Monday [October 25]," Oleh Kohut said.
Kohut also noted that a record number of new patients indicates that Lviv region is already at the peak of coronavirus incidence. Also in the area do not rule out that soon it will be necessary to deploy Covid-hospitals of the second wave.
"Yesterday, we conducted 3,102 tests for coronavirus; most of them, specifically 1,647 tests were positive. This suggests that we are already at the peak of the incidence of coronavirus… We still have a supply of beds in first-wave hospitals, but if the situation does not improve, we will have to deploy beds in second-wave hospitals," explains Oleh Kohut.
As of the morning of October 22, 1,647 new coronavirus patients were diagnosed in the Lviv region, which is the region's daily record for the number of Covid cases detected.
As it was reported earlier, the capital of Ukraine can be included in the red quarantine zone in five days. This was announced by the first deputy chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk.
On October 21, it was reported that seven more regions of Ukraine may fall into the red quarantine zone soon.