Ukraine COVID-19 cases top 55,000


KIEV, July 15 (Xinhua) — A total of 55,607 COVID-19 cases, with 1,427 deaths and 28,131 recoveries, have been registered in Ukraine as of Wednesday, according to the country’s health ministry.

A total of 836 people tested positive for the virus in the country in the past 24 hours, while 977 patients have recovered, the ministry said.

Ukraine will issue health directives for schools and educational institutions next week, including mandatory temperature checks and mask-wearing, Health Minister Maxym Stepanov told a briefing on Wednesday.

So far, 14,658 patients have been hospitalized in Ukraine.

A total of 3,967 children and 7,540 health workers have been diagnosed with the coronavirus since the onset of the country’s epidemic.

Last month, the Ukrainian government extended its quarantine measures until July 31, which have been in place since May. Enditem


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