FILE PHOTO: A person sporting a protecting face masks amid the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) stands in entrance of a social poster in central Kyiv, Ukraine July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Picture
KYIV (Reuters) – Well being officers in Ukraine, which has seen a spike in coronavirus circumstances this week, stated on Saturday the outbreak might trigger the nation’s demise toll to succeed in 4,000, greater than double the present fatalities, Interfax Ukraine information company stated.
Ukraine reported a report excessive 1,197 new coronavirus circumstances on July 29 and a report variety of hospital admissions, with well being authorities blaming the soar on wider use of public transport and attendance at church providers.
Deputy Well being Minister Viktor Lyashko stated preventative measures had been the one solution to comprise the unfold of the virus.
Ukrainians nonetheless need to put on face masks and cling to social distancing guidelines in eating places and public locations, though the federal government stated final week that it’s going to enable particular person areas to ease restrictions if warranted.
On Saturday, the nation reported 1,172 new coronavirus circumstances versus 1,090 a day earlier.
Ukraine has now has 71,056 circumstances of the virus because the begin of the outbreak, together with 1,709 deaths and 39,308 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.
Lyashko stated the full variety of circumstances might attain 400,000 throughout the course of the epidemic.
Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Enhancing by Helen Popper
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