Over the past day, October 23, 41,430 PCR tests for coronavirus were carried out in Ukraine, this is a record number. This was announced by Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov at a briefing, according to the Ministry of Health's Facebook page.
In total, 67 573 tests were made per day, 26 143 ELISA tests for coronavirus were also carried out.
The Ministry of Health expects that in November, the rate of PCR tests for coronavirus will be 50 000 tests per day.
On October 9, Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov said that Ukraine has reduced the number of PCR tests and increased the number of ELISA tests.
Subsequently, the President's Office noted that the number of PCR tests, on the contrary, needs to be increased to 50 thousand per day.
The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to allocate UAH 100 million to laboratory centers for testing. This was done so that Ukrainians could take a coronavirus test for free in private laboratories.
As of October 24, 7014 people were infected with the coronavirus in Ukraine per day, in total there are more than 337 thousand infected in the country. As a result of complications caused by coronavirus disease, 6289 people died (+125 per day), but 139,755 (+2177) patients have already recovered - a repeated laboratory test did not reveal a virus in their bodies. The number of active cases of Covid-19 is 191 366.