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| 8 February 2023, Wednesday |

Ukraine’s COVID-19 cases exceed 1.5 million

The number of coronavirus infections in Ukraine has exceeded 1.5 million with 29,253 deaths, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov announced on Thursday.

Ukraine has faced a sharp jump in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, which Prime Minister Denys Shmygal called a “third wave” of the global pandemic.

Ukraine registered on Wednesday a record daily high of 289 coronavirus-related deaths and the death toll remained at a high level of 267 on Thursday, Stepanov said on Facebook.

He added that the number of hospitalized Ukrainians remained at a high level – 4,376 were admitted to hospitals in the past 24 hours, down from a record 4,887 the day before.

The surge in new cases and deaths has forced the PM to call on regional authorities to impose tougher restrictions to contain the deadly disease.

    Source:
  • Reuters