KIEV, April 24. /TASS/. The number of coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 7,647, the country’s Health Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
"Ukraine has recorded 7,647 COVID-19 cases so far. A total of 193 patients have died and 601 have recovered. As many as 477 new cases were identified in the past 24 hours," the statement reads.
The Health Ministry reported 578 new cases on Thursday, a record daily increase.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 2,600,000 people have been infected worldwide and more than 184,000 deaths have been reported.