Stepanov: 171 children contracted coronavirus over past day

Stepanov: 171 children contracted coronavirus over past day

Some 171 children in Ukraine have contracted COVID-19 over the course of the past day.

Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated this at a briefing on September 15, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Some 2,905 people, including 171 children and 145 health workers, have fallen ill over the course of the past day. Some 546 people have been hospitalized,” he said.

Overall, 10,327 children and 13,100 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Stepanov also added that Ukraine conducted 47,621 tests for COVID-19 on September 15, including 26,898 PCR and 20,723 ELISA tests.

On September 15, Ukraine reported a total of 159,702 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,905 new cases recorded over the past 24 hours.


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