At the end of January 30,612 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ukraine, that is almost 14,000 cases less than at the beginning of the month. Thus, Maksym Stepanov, the Minister of Health of Ukraine, believes the quarantine restrictions, introduced from January 8 to January 25, brought a positive result.
On Sunday, January 24, 2,516 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, in particular, 95 children and 87 health workers.
1,166 people were hospitalized, 63 deaths were recorded, 5,783 people recovered, and 13,962 were tested in 24 hours (including 10,573 by PCR and 3,389 by ELISA). Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ukraine, 1,194,328 people contracted the virus; recovered – 953,297 people; deaths – 21,924; tested (PCR) – 6,108,668 people.
According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 1,5 million antigen tests have been spread among regions since the beginning of 2021. The country’s total laboratory capacity for PCR testing is 75,000 tests per day. In total, there are 2,373 testing sites in Ukraine, the list of which is posted on the website of the Ministry of Health. Both people with any respiratory symptoms and those who were in close contact with someone tested positive for COVID-19 should be tested for free.
During the last week, 11,630 people were hospitalized against 13,555 the week before last. There is a tendency for the number of discharged patients to prevail over the number of hospitalized.
“The significantly improved results of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic were made possible by stricter quarantine restrictions that lasted from January 8, 2021 and ended tonight at midnight. From January 25, Ukraine moves to quarantine restrictions, which had already been applied in December 2020,” Stepanov says.
Translated by Alla Sydorova