Ukraine has passed a milestone of 10,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, as the country faces what the health minister called a “very severe” winter of coronavirus cases.
Maksym Stepanov said on November 18 that Ukraine registered a record 256 new COVID-19 related deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 10,112. He said 12,496 new COVID-19 cases had been documented in the country and that 535 more children and 529 medical workers had contracted the disease. In the previous 24 hours, he noted, 1,668 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms in Ukraine.
The total number of cases in Ukraine has reached 570,153.