All news

Ukraine reports record high in COVID-19 cases for third day

The past day saw 1,453 new coronavirus cases, according to the National Security and Defense Council

KIEV, August 7. /TASS/. Ukrainian doctors have recorded 1,453 coronavirus cases over the past day, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council reported on Friday. This is a record high hit for the third day in a row.

According to the council, the total number of the infected in the country has reached 78,261. A total of 1,852 people have died since the start of the epidemic, including 33 in the past 24 hours. So far, 43,055 people have recovered, with 531 recoveries reported in the past 24 hours.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials informed 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.