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Due to quarantine, the number of patients with COVID-19 began to decline

5 May 2020 - 12:57

Due to quarantine, the number of patients with COVID-19 began to decline

On May 4, a record low percentage of people infected with COVID-19 was recorded in Ukraine, in relation to the total number of active patients - 3.5%. A record ratio of recovering patients to new patients was also recorded: 256 people recovered and 366 infections were detected in a day. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal at a traditional meeting on preventing the spread of coronavirus chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"It's a very positive trend. Due to careful observance of quarantine, Ukraine managed to avoid the worst-case scenarios. As we expected, the positive trends of the epidemic started a week before the mitigation of the quarantine. During the last days, it is very important to carefully follow the restrictive measures to start quarantine exit as safely as possible," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

At the same time, the Ministry of Health is recording an increase in the number of asymptomatic cases, which increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Therefore, it is necessary to adhere to restrictive measures in the future. An outbreak of coronavirus has also been reported in the Odesa region, which is again among the leaders in the number of newly infected.

Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov also reported on the problem of not admitting children to the Okhmatdyt and the Cancer Institute without testing for coronavirus, which could not be provided in these facilities. The Minister informed that algorithms have already been developed according to which children from all regions who go to the Okhmatdyt and the Cancer Institute will be tested for COVID-19 three days before departure.