News about coronavirus in Ukraine on 23 July
COVID-19 spread statistics
Since yesterday, coronavirus disease has been diagnosed in 856 people – most of all new patients were found in Kiev (+112), as well as in Lviv (+109), Ivano-Frankivsk (+76) and Rivne (+71) regions.
Over the past day, 17 people died of complications or concomitant diseases, but 828 patients recovered. Thus, there are 26,300 active patients in Ukraine as of 23 July.
Since the beginning of quarantine in Ukraine, 61,851 people have been infected, unfortunately, 1,551 patients could not fight the infection and died from complications.
Infection cases by region
Vinnytsia region – 2416 (+52) Volyn region – 3401 (+42)
Dnipropetrovsk region – 1275 (+15) Donetsk region – 818 (+5); Zhytomyr region – 1654 (+20) Transcarpathian region – 4641 (+63) Zaporozhye region – 700 (+9); Ivano-Frankivsk region – 3765 (+76) Kirovograd region – 689 (+1) Kiev – 7278 (+112) Kiev region – 3391 (+32) Lviv region – 8462 (+109) Luhansk region – 116 (+6 ); Mykolaiv region – 530 (+3) Odessa region – 2691 (+31) Poltava region – 371 (+11); Rivne region – 5303 (+71) Sumy region – 393 (+10); Ternopil region – 2548 (+40) Kharkiv region – 3203 (+64) Kherson region – 218 (+1) Khmelnytsky region – 1008 (+14)
Chernivtsi region – 5443 (+39) Cherkasy region – 870 (+17) Chernihiv region – 667 (+13).
Coronavirus in the Armed Forces of Ukraine: since yesterday, coronavirus disease was diagnosed in 16 more military personnel, 9 of whom were hospitalized. The active number of patients in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of July 23 is 148 people. In addition, 354 more soldiers are in self-isolation and isolation. But 544 servicemen recovered. COVID-19 among Ukrainian doctors: over the past day, the disease was confirmed in 50 medical workers, thus the total number of infected doctors increased to 8153 people, of whom 5,590 have now recovered. Today, the percentage of infected doctors is decreasing, it is 7-8% of the total the number of patients with COVID-19 in Ukraine.
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Top news about coronavirus in Ukraine
Which areas in Ukraine cannot weaken quarantine
In Ukraine, an adaptive quarantine is still in force, that is, local regions can independently decide to strengthen or weaken quarantine. So, as of July 23, Ukraine is not ready to weaken the quarantine measures of 6 regions, these are:
Volyn region; Transcarpathian region; Ivano-Frankivsk region; Lviv region; Ternopil region; Chernihiv region.
The capital again has the largest number of new patients
In Kiev, 112 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been detected since yesterday – the largest daily increase in patients in Ukraine: 60 women, 47 men and 5 children, including a 6-month-old girl, fell ill. But 25 people have recovered over the past day, and in total 2546 residents of the capital have overcome the disease.
Head of Gostourism Oleskiv diagnosed with coronavirus
The head of the State Agency for Tourism Development Maryana Oleskiv fell ill with COVID-19. The agency's team began to work in quarantine mode, and employees of the agency will undergo mandatory testing.
It is known that the head of Gostourism feels well, but whether the woman is being treated at home or hospitalized, they did not say.
Will local elections be held amid a pandemic
The Ministry of Health said that holding local elections in the context of the coronavirus pandemic is possible. However, if the situation with the spread of infection nevertheless becomes more complicated, then mass events will have to be limited, this will happen if Ukraine is defined as a "red" zone.
Recall that a new form of quarantine began to operate in Ukraine since yesterday – the regions will be divided into zones: red, yellow, orange, green.
Quarantine in Ukraine was extended: what the 4 zones provide / Infographics of the Ministry of Health
When will a vaccine against coronavirus appear in Ukraine?
The vaccine against COVID-19 may arrive in Ukraine next spring. In particular, our state received the first commercial offer from a company from Japan, which is now at the third clinical stage of research and is the first in the WHO list among all developers of a new vaccine.
What will the vaccine cost?
The price of the Japanese vaccine, according to preliminary data, will be approximately $ 20 – about 500 hryvnia per dose. This vaccine will require two doses.
More about who can get the vaccine When a vaccine against COVID-19 appears in Ukraine
Ukraine receives over 1 billion in aid to counter COVID-19
Ukraine has signed a Memorandum and a Credit Agreement with the European Commission on the provision of 1.2 billion euros in macro-financial assistance, part of the funds are provided for combating coronavirus disease. 1.2 billion euros is the largest tranche of the European Commission under the "exceptional" macro-financial assistance program.
Coronavirus news worldwide on 23 July
Record jump in new cases of COVID-19
Over the past day, a record daily increase in patients was registered in the world, 280 thousand 236 people were infected. Thus, as of July 23 in the world, 15 million 250 thousand 804 people fell ill with COVID-19 and their number is constantly growing.
At the same time, 8 million 665 thousand 727 people have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of victims as of July 23 is 623 thousand 897 people.
Top 5 countries for the spread of coronavirus:
USA – 3 971 343; Brazil – 2,227,514; India – 1 238 798; Russia – 793 720; South Africa – 394 948.
WHO noted that vaccination will not begin until 2021
World Health Organization Executive Director Michael Ryan said that humanity must understand that mass vaccinations will not begin until 2021. Ryan urged people to be realistic despite the rapid development of coronavirus vaccines and to comply with quarantine restrictions.
Tough quarantine in Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan reintroduced tough security measures last week. During the aggravation of the pandemic, Azerbaijan was one of the most closed countries. It was almost impossible to find out information from there, now residents have told that strict quarantine has been going on in the country for the fourth month.
Antibody cocktail can kill SARS-CoV-2 cells
Scientists have created a cocktail of a set of the strongest antibodies obtained from the blood of patients who have recovered from coronavirus disease. It is noteworthy that the patients had a severe course of COVID-19, and therefore, the immune response was stronger. Probably, such a set of antibodies can help not only treat patients, but also be a means of protection, as in the case of a vaccine.
In Poland, after the "coronavirus" party to test 240 people
Health authorities are asking about 240 participants in the boat party to pass tests after some of the guests were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. The party organizer faces administrative responsibility for gathering a prohibited number of people on board the steamer.
Nitric oxide is key in COVID-19 therapy
Nitric oxide is promising in the treatment of coronavirus disease. In particular, it helps maintain normal blood vessels and regulates inflammation that contributes to lung damage and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The study says nitric oxide is one of several potential treatments for COVID-19 included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Expanded Access Program for Emergencies. It is known that in 2013, nitric oxide suppressed the replication of the SARS virus, a severe acute respiratory syndrome.