News about coronavirus in Ukraine on July 8
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COVID-19 Distribution Statistics
Over the past day in Ukraine, 807 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were recorded. In total, 50 414 infections were confirmed in Ukraine. 1,306 people died from coronavirus complications. The largest number of active patients in the Lviv region.
The number of cases of infection in the regions of Ukraine
Lviv region – 6562 (+117) Kiev – 5779 (+114) Chernivtsi region – 5051 (+19) Rivne region – 4304 (+76) Transcarpathian region – 3533 (+75) Kiev region – 2853 (+44) Volyn region – 2825 (+37) Ivano-Frankivsk region – 2797 (+53)
Kharkiv region – 2466 (+50) Ternopil region – 2142 (+34) Vinnitsa region – 2002 (+23) Odessa region – 1984 (+65) Zhytomyr region – 1484 (+15) Dnipropetrovsk region – 1120 (+4) Khmelnitsky region – 863 (+21) Donetsk region – 713 (+27) Cherkasy region – 695 (+17) Kirovograd region – 664 (+1) Zaporizhzhya region – 599 (+1) Chernihiv region – 578 (+2) Nikolaev region – 463 (+2) Poltava region – 326 (+1) Sumy region – 323 (+2) Kherson region – 201 (+5) Lugansk region – 87 (+2)
Where are fatal cases recorded?
Chernivtsi region – 192 (+2) Lviv region – 170 (+6)
Transcarpathian region – 121 (+4) Kiev – 119 (+3) Ivano-Frankivsk region – 105 (+1) Kharkov region – 99 (+5) Rivne region – 78 Volyn region – 71 (+1) Kiev region – 55 Vinnitsa region – 33 (+1) Kirovograd region – 32 Zhytomyr region – 32 (+2) Ternopil region – 31 Cherkasy region – 27 (+1) Odessa region – 25 Dnipropetrovsk region – 23 Khmelnitsky region – 20 Zaporizhia region – 18 Poltava region – 13 Chernihiv region – 13 Nikolaev region – 11 Donetsk region – 10 Sumy region – 5 Kherson region – 3 Lugansk region – 0
How many patients recovered in the regions
Chernivtsi region – 2386 (+87) Rivne region – 2272 (+77) Kiev – 1900 (+52) Kiev region – 1623 (+101) Vinnytsia region – 1411 (+45) Ternopil region – 1327 (+26) Kharkov region – 1261 (+24) Ivano-Frankivsk region – 1204 (+19) Transcarpathian region – 1117 (+88) Zhytomyr region – 1061 (+67) Volyn region – 1030 (+157) Dnipropetrovsk region – 1000 (+19) Lviv region – 974 (+3) Odessa region – 863 (+31) Khmelnitsky region – 603 (+1) Kirovograd region – 570 (+4) Cherkasy region – 529 (+10) Zaporizhzhya region – 464 (+10) Nikolaev region – 330 ( +12) Poltava region – 278 (+1) Sumy region – 264 (+6) Donetsk region – 203 (+30) Chernihiv region – 196 (+51) Kherson region – 184 Lugansk region – 69 (+5)
Coronavirus suspicions received by the Center for Public Health: 97 356 (+1170).
Number of PCR tests performed: 745,313.
The number of ELISA tests: 298 298.
What is the difference between ELISA and PCR? ELISA analysis is much more accessible than PCR analysis. Ukrainian laboratories will be able to produce about a million enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays per day, Viktor Lyashko said this.
PCR analysis determines the presence of the disease genome in the body. But the ELISA test reveals antibodies to the causative agent of the infection, which indicate whether the person was sick or had any exposure to the infection.
Coronavirus in the APU
As of July 8, 161 military men are being treated for coronavirus in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the day, three cases of infection among the military were revealed. Unfortunately, 5 troops have died since the pandemic began.
In total, 611 troops are on self-isolation. In the next 3 days, isolation term expires with 254 employees.
How many doctors got sick
Over the past day, COVID-19 was found in 46 more health workers. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Ukraine, COVID-19 has affected 7,092 physicians, at least 43 of whom have died from complications of COVID-19.
More than 4,579 medical workers recovered and returned to their normal lives.
What areas are not ready to weaken quarantine?
As of July 8, the following regions are not ready to move to the next stage of quarantine weakening:
Volyn region, Donetsk region, Transcarpathian region, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Lviv region, Odessa region, Rivne region, Ternopil region, Kharkov region.
Remdesivir will appear in Ukraine soon
Remdesivir was included in the Ukrainian protocol for the treatment of coronavirus disease complications immediately. The drug is considered effective by both Ukrainian experts and world scientists.
According to the head of the Ministry of Health Maxim Stepanov, the drug is not available in Ukraine only because the Ministry of Health did not have the opportunity to order it. Previously, there is an agreement on the purchase in an amount sufficient to treat 8 thousand patients.
Now we have already negotiated the purchase of the drug with companies that have received licenses from Gilead,
– said Stepanov.
Remdesivir – what is it. The drug was developed by the American company Gilead Sciences. Medicines are administered intravenously. Remdesivir relieves fever in severe patients and helps them survive the acute phase of the infection.
The country cannot afford mass testing of Ukrainians
The chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that now the government can not afford mass testing of Ukrainians for budget money. However, the Ministry of Health is gradually expanding the number of people who are subject to this.
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“In a certain period of time, we test as much as, for example, Italians … Now, literally these days, we are making new deliveries of equipment to laboratories that will double or even triple the number of tests in state laboratories. In parallel with this, having 3 laboratories at the beginning, 25 in April, we now have 82 laboratories that carry out PCR diagnostics. And this is not the end, they are still expanding, "Lyashko explained.
How much is the treatment of patients with coronavirus
The head of the medical commission of Kiev, a deputy of the city council from VO "Freedom" Oleg Gelevei noted that if a person with coronavirus is in a medical institution, then he must pay money for treatment. In hospitals that work with infected people, there is a so-called “COVID package”, that is, medical institutions have signed an agreement with the National Health Service of Ukraine to pay for such treatment.
Depending on the complexity of the course of coronavirus infection in hospitals, on average they spend from 9 to 27 thousand hryvnias on the treatment of one patient.
Ministry of Health says worst case scenario – fall
Maxim Stepanov said that in Ukraine the incidence of coronavirus is growing, in the fall the health system will be preparing for the “worst case”.
We are having an epidemic. We have an increase in the number of diseases. And we really need control. Control for the safety and health of our citizens. I hope that the deputies will support this bill (on fines for not wearing masks, – ed.),
– said the head of the Ministry of Health.
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World Coronavirus News July 8
In total, almost 12 million people have been infected in the world since the beginning of the pandemic, the number increased by 208 thousand over the previous day.
Almost 547 thousand patients died (+5515), more than 6.9 million people recovered (+208 thousand).
Found four drugs that effectively stop the spread of COVID-19
Scientists from the United States discovered four drugs that effectively stopped coronavirus replication. The drugs are aimed at blocking a specific enzyme, without which SARS-CoV-2 cannot infect healthy cells.
These drugs were Boceprevir, an anti-hepatitis C drug, GC-376, which is used to treat coronaviruses in cats, as well as calpain II inhibitors and cysteine inhibitors, which were previously studied to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
UN says COVID-19 pandemic was expected
The UN report said the pandemic was "very predictable," because human behavior, including intensive farming, caused a surge in zoonotic (animal-transmitted) diseases.
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Experts believe that outbreaks among people are associated with the invasion of mankind in the wild. The characteristic features of such an invasion include massive deforestation and the consumption of wild meat.
Every year, 2 million people, mainly from poor countries, die from zoonotic diseases such as rabies. To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 543 thousand people in 8 months from its formal beginning.