"Next week, we may already have more than 50% of regions in the 'red' zone. Accordingly, next week we expect the government to decide whether exceeding 50% of regions in the 'red' zone will be the determining criterion for imposing a nationwide lockdown," head of the KSE Center for Health Economics Yuriy Hanichenko said during a press briefing.
Mykolaiv and Cherkasy regions have shown that the thresholds for entering the 'red' zone have been exceeded. He noted that it is also necessary to introduce additional restrictions in Vinnytsia region, which has been 'growing in numbers' for a very long time, and in Khmelnytsky region, which has reached one of the highest hospitalization levels in the country.
According to Hanichenko, Rivne, Chernihiv and Ternopil regions may also soon enter the "red" level of epidemic danger. At the same time, the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk region is stabilizing, but there is still the largest number of patients.
In addition, the expert said that Ukraine remains in the top five large European countries with the most critical situation regarding Covid-19.
"Over the past three weeks, mortality rate in Ukraine has reached the peak of the previous wave and continues to grow strongly. Over the past three days, we have had absolute maximums in terms of the number of daily deaths," he said.
As we reported earlier, the first batch of CoronaVac, the China-made vaccine from coronavirus reached Ukraine.
The plane that carried the cargo landed at Boryspil international airport at about 7 p.m. The cargo consisted of 200,000 doses of the drug; the remaining 1.7 million doses will be delivered later. In total, Ukraine ordered 1.9 doses.