President of Ukraine

The incidence of COVID-19 is declining in Ukraine - meeting at the President's Office

22 June 2021 - 13:36

The incidence of COVID-19 is declining in Ukraine. This was discussed during a conference call held at the President's Office.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stressed that 296 new cases had been detected and 829 had recovered over the past 24 hours.

"Today there are 25,120 active patients. For comparison, there were almost 420,000 at the peak of the incidence," the head of government said.

There is an active vaccination campaign in Ukraine, with more than 2 million vaccinations carried out.

"Vaccination centers must operate throughout Ukraine. Therefore, the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development must contact those heads of regional state administrations where such centers have not yet opened, and help speed up this process," said Denys Shmyhal.

The participants of the meeting heard information from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the spread of COVID-19 Delta strain. According to the NAS, this strain is 1.6 times more contagious than the Alpha strain, 2.26 times more likely to lead to hospitalization, and the risk of getting to the resuscitation department after the infection increases 1.45 times. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health must prepare proposals on the feasibility of establishing additional control and restrictions on migration between Ukraine and countries where the Delta strain is spreading rapidly.