Ukraine reports 921 new coronavirus cases, total tally nears 35,000

Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Another 921 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 34,984, the country’s health ministry said Friday.

Among them, 16,033 patients have recovered, while 985 people have died, the ministry said.

As of Friday, 2,570 children and 5,877 health workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ukraine, it said.

Ukrainian Health Minister Maxym Stepanov told a daily briefing here on Friday that strict quarantine measures will resume due to the worsening epidemiological situation in certain regions of Ukraine.

Since June 11, Ukraine has registered an alarming rise in new coronavirus cases, which the health ministry attributed to the fact that some Ukrainians stopped taking protective measures.

Due to the high infection rate, the Ukrainian government on Wednesday extended the adaptive quarantine till July 31, which started on May 22.

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