Number of new COVID-19 cases per day rises rapidly in Ukraine to almost 13,000

19 January 2022, 09:32 PM

As the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus continues to sweep across Europe, since mid-January, Ukraine has seen a steep rise in the number of cases of the COVID-19 disease reported every day. 

Over the past day, Ukraine recorded 12,815 new COVID-19 cases, while 5,413 patients recovered from the disease and 163 died of it, according to official data from the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.

A total of 2,401 patients have been hospitalized for treatment.

In the previous wave of the disease, COVI-19 daily cases spiked on Nov. 24, 2021 at an all-time high of 27,377. Cases then dropped rapidly to linger at around 7,000 per day from the end of December until mid-January, when they started to rise again sharply.

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New COVID-19 cases, breakdown by region:

·       Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast- 1575;

·       Kyiv city - 1268;

·       Lviv Oblast- 956;

·       Sumy Oblast- 860;

·       Vinnytsia Oblast- 767;

·       Kharkiv Oblast- 666;

·       Khmelnitskyi Oblast- 625;

·       Rivne Oblast- 568;

·       Odesa Oblast- 534;

·       Ternopil Oblast- 528;

·       Chernivtsi Oblast- 513;

·       Kyiv Oblast- 491;

·       Donetsk Oblast- 483;

·       Poltava Oblast- 470;

·       Dnipro Oblast- 414;

·       Kherson Oblast- 305;

·       Cherkasy Oblast- 300;

·       Zakarpattia Oblast- 292;

·       Zhytomyr Oblast- 258;

·       Mykolaiv Oblast- 222;

·       Luhansk Oblast- 215;

·       Zaporizhzhia Oblast- 201;

·       Volyn Oblast- 157;

·       Kirovohrad Oblast- 86;

·       Chernihiv Oblast- 61.

No data is available for the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the non-government-controlled parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and Sevastopol.

In total, for the entire duration of the pandemic in Ukraine, 3,780,903 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, of whom 3,567,336 have recovered, and 98,712 have died.

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