COVID-19 spares Ukrainians patients more: online briefing of the Ministry of health

Now every day more than a thousand new infected

Health Minister Maxim Stepanov gives an online briefing on the epidemiological situation in the country.

We will remind, as of the morning of 13 August in Ukraine there were 1 592 new laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus infection, fatal cases – 22. Wednesday recovered 530 people. Most patients recorded in the Kharkiv region – 209 Lviv – 166.

At the moment 12 regions do not correspond to epidemiological norms. So, now I ready to the weakening of quarantine restrictions Kyiv, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Odesa, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Cherkasy and Chernivtsi region. Recall that Ukraine was divided into zones (“green”, “yellow”, “orange” and “red”) depending on the epidemiological situation. To determine which of the zones belong to one or another region, the following indicators are applied: the occupancy of beds in hospitals (if more than 50% – “orange” level, more than 75% of “red”); the test level for at least 24 per 100 thousand of population during the last seven days; the rate of new infections is not more than 40 per 100 thousand population for 14 days.

Meanwhile, physicians are anxiously waiting the “merger” seasonal flu a coronavirus. In Ukraine this fall will come in four seasonal strain of influenza virus types A and b, three of them are updated. According to the infectious, ubiquitous now COVID-19 may become more aggressive in tandem with the flu.