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Number of registered cases of COVID-19 is growing in Ukraine

6 October , 2023  

The number of registered cases of COVID-19 is growing in Ukraine, Chief Sanitary Doctor and Deputy Minister of Health Ihor Kuzin has said.
“We are seeing a steady increase in the incidence of COVID-19. Over the past week, more than 4 thousand cases have been confirmed. A week earlier, only 2.5 thousand cases were registered,” he said during a national telethon on Thursday.
Kuzin noted that among the negative trends is that children under the age of 17 are more likely to get sick. In particular, the incidence among them has quadrupled in Mykolaiv region, tripled in Vinnytsia region, and almost 2.5 times in Kharkiv region.
At the same time, COVID-19 mortality is also increasing.
“While only isolated cases were registered during the summer, over the past week the mortality rate has increased by almost 2.5 times. Over the past week, we have registered nine fatalities, and all of them were among people aged 65 and older,” he said.