Business news from Ukraine


15 November , 2021  

The number of newly registered cases of COVID-19 and the number of admissions to “covid” hospitals in Ukraine decreased over the past week amid rising incidence in Europe, Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said.“In Ukraine, we are seeing a 6% decrease in cases of coronavirus disease this week compared to the previous one. Over the past week, the number of admissions to covid hospitals has also decreased by 13%,” he said at a briefing on Monday.Liashko also noted that “for the first time in the past three months, the average daily number of discharges from “covid” hospitals prevails over the number of hospitalized.”“On average, 7% fewer patients are admitted to hospitals than discharged,” he said.Liashko believes that “the stabilization of the level of hospitalizations is the first positive signal that the peak of morbidity has passed and the beginning of unloading the medical system of Ukraine.”At the same time, he stressed the need to further increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 and comply with quarantine restrictions.According to Liashko, more than 16 million vaccinations against COVID-19 have been made in Ukraine over the past week. The first dose of the vaccine has already been received by 39.4% of Ukrainians, 28% have completed the course in full.