Coronavirus disease 2019 in Ukraine

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October 25, 2021

The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 in Ukraine was recorded on March 3, 2020, when the first case of the disease was confirmed in Chernivtsi region. According to the Ministry of Health and the National Security and Defense Council, as of October 12, 2021, 2,562,085 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were confirmed in Ukraine, of which 59,052 people died and 2,297,899 recovered. As of September 29, 2021, Ukraine ranked 19th in the world (8th in Europe) in the number of recorded cases of infection and 18th in the world (8th in Europe) - in the number of deaths. The number of infected per 1 million population is 51,961 people (77th in the world and 38th in Europe), and the number of deaths from COVID-19 per million population is 1221 people (45th in the world and 29th in Europe). ).

Timeline

2020

On January 27, Ukrainian charter airline SkyUp announced that it had suspended flights to Sanya (Hainan, China) until March. On February 4, UIA suspended charter services at Sanya Phoenix Airport in Hainan. The flights were initially suspended until February 24. On February 24, according to Prime Minister O. Honcharuk, a temperature test was to be introduced for all passengers arriving from countries where cases of the disease were registered. A similar decision was made on February 25 at a coordination meeting chaired by NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov. However, no such inspections were carried out at Boryspil and Kyiv airports, and the decision to purchase temperature screening equipment for Boryspil airport was made by the Cabinet of Ministers on 11 March. On February 26, the post of Chief Sanitary and Epidemiological Physician was restored in Ukraine and Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko was appointed. As of February 28, 4 tests were performed, all of which were negative.

March

On March 3, Ukraine announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease in 2019 in a man from Chernivtsi, who arrived from Italy to Romania by plane and then arrived in Ukraine by car. He was hospitalized on February 29. On March 3, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine launched an information site about the coronavirus, gathering information for citizens that should help to understand the situation and reduce the risk of the disease. On March 10, the Public Health Center of Ukraine received 40 reports of suspected COVID-19. Research 36

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