Ukraine documents 3,228 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

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18 September 2020

Ukrainian medics have documented 3,228 cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the past 24 hours, which is 10% lower than the day before, when a record 3,584 infections were recorded, the Ukrainian Health Ministry informed on Friday, APA reports citing Ukrinform.

"In the past 24 hours, 3,228 new cases have been documented," the ministry informs, adding that since the start of the pandemic, 169,472 people have been diagnosed with the virus in the country. In the past 24 hours, 68 people have died, with the overall death toll since the start of the pandemic hitting 3,468. In the past 24 hours, 1,573 people have recovered, and since the start of the epidemic, 75,486 patients have beaten the virus.

According to the Health Ministry, since the start of the pandemic, 1,985,802 swab tests for COVID-19 have been held, out of which 8.5% have been positive. Some 4.7% of the population have been covered by testing so far.