Number of Covid-19 cases in Ukraine reaches 26

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five new cases were observed in the evening of March 19
08:48, 20 March 2020

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As of late March 19, Centre for Public Healthcare of Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported another five cases of infection with the Chinese coronavirus.

The Ministry informs that the patients are now isolated, and their current health condition is stable.

Thus, the actual official number of Covid-19 cases in Ukraine reached 26. Three cases already turned out lethal. On March 19, a woman who suffered from a number of diseases including coronavirus deceased in Ivano-Frankivsk region. On the same day, two cases of Chinese coronavirus have been confirmed in Dnipropetrovsk region.

Related: Two cases of Covid-19 registered in Dnipropetrovsk region

Recently, Ukrainian MP Serhiy Shakhov spoke to the press and shared the story how he got infected with the Chinese coronavirus. He also confirmed his wife's diagnosis. This and more became known during the video briefing that he held on his Facebook page.

"Three days that I spent in Switzerland - that's from March 7 till March 10 in the evening do not leave such opportunity (to get infected, - 112 International). How come the virus can mutate over three days? At first, they said the incubation period was 14 days; and now it took three days to get things done. I got infected in Ukraine, and I have no doubts about that", Shakhov said.

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