According to him, 539 children and 673 health workers tested positive for the coronavirus over the past day.
He said that 257 patients died from COVID-19, 7,400 recovered and 1,531 were hospitalized in Ukraine on Wednesday, November 18.
Stepanov noted that 65,402 coronavirus tests, including 40,585 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 24,817 ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) tests, had been performed in Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
The highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was registered in Kyiv (1,348), Dnipropetrovsk region (1,128), Kyiv region (786), Zaporizhia region (748), and Cherkasy region (726).
Some 12,496 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ukraine on Tuesday, November 17.
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