"The State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies at its next meeting will approve a decision to transfer five more regions to the red level of epidemiological danger: Zhytomyr, Luhansk, Lviv, Khmelnytskyi and Chernihiv regions," the minister said at a briefing on October 26, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
He reminded that Rivne and Mykolaiv regions moved into the red zone of COVID-19 restrictions on October 26.
The red level of epidemiological danger remains in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, Sumy and Kherson regions.
"In total, there will be 13 regions with the red level of epidemiological danger. Let me remind you that during the spring wave [of COVID-19], the average time of a region in the red zone of epidemiological danger was 37 days," the minister added.
As Ukrinform reported, on October 25, Ukraine recorded 19,120 new COVID-19 cases and 734 coronavirus-related deaths.