Ukrainian medical workers recorded 8,346 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Maxim Stepanov wrote on Facebook on Monday. The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 complications has exceeded 32,000, APA reports citing TASS.
"Another 8,346 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ukraine as of March 29, 2021, with 344 children and 140 health professionals contracting the disease," he noted.
The authorities reported 11,932 COVID-19 cases a day earlier.
As many as 3,129 people were taken to hospitals in the past 24 hours, 2,875 patients recovered, and 178 others died of COVID-19 complications.
Most cases were recorded in the Kharkov Region (664) the Dnepropetrovsk Region (647), the Lvov Region (820), the Odessa Region (658) and the Zhitomir Region (567). Ukraine’s COVID-19 case tally has hit 1,652,409 since the start of the pandemic, 1,303,500 patients have recovered and 32,132 people have died.
Ukraine has so far conducted more than 8 million PCR tests covering about 19% of its population. As many as 24,404 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. According to the country’s Health Ministry, 198,464 people have been vaccinated by now.