Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 19 regions not ready to ease quarantine measures

Health Ministry: Kyiv city, 19 regions not ready to ease quarantine measures

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The city of Kyiv and 19 regions in Ukraine do not meet all the necessary criteria for easing quarantine measures introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to data provided by the Health Ministry on September 15.

Among the regions that are not ready to ease lockdown measures are Vinnytsia, Volyn region, Zhytomyr region, Zakarpattia region, Zaporizhzhia region, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Kyiv region, Luhansk region, Lviv region, Mykolaiv region, Odesa region, Rivne region, Sumy region, Ternopil region, Kharkiv region, Khmelnytskyi region, Cherkasy region, Chernivtsi region, and Chernihiv region.

The Health Ministry explains that regions with high prevalence of COVID-19 are considered to be regions that have one of the following indicators: the occupancy of beds in health facilities intended for hospitalization of patients with confirmed COVID-19 exceeds 50%; the average number of PCR and ELISA tests conducted during the past seven days is less than 24 per 100,000 population; 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population exceeds the basic incidence rate of the disease.

As of September 15, Ukraine reported 159,702 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,905 new cases recorded over the course of the previous day.

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