News about coronavirus in Ukraine on July 20
COVID-19 Distribution Statistics
As of July 20, 59,493 infected with coronavirus were registered in Ukraine, 651 of which were found over the past day. Most of all new patients were found in Lviv (+115) and Transcarpathian (+86) regions, as well as in Kiev (+77). Another 72 infected were registered in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
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Since yesterday, 13 more patients with COVID-19 have died in the country. In general, since the spread of the infection during the coronavirus epidemic, 1,498 Ukrainian citizens have died.
There are 26,556 active patients in the territory of Ukraine. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,493 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the country.
Over the past day, another 560 patients were discharged. As a result, the total number of people who recovered rose to 31,439.
Coronavirus in the regions of Ukraine as of July 20
Vinnytsia region – 2317 (+18) Volyn region – 3281 (+30) Dnipropetrovsk region – 1209 (+2) Donetsk region – 795 (+2) Zhytomyr region – 1602 (+9); Transcarpathian region – 4440 (+86) Zaporozhye region – 687 (+9); Ivano-Frankivsk region – 3536 (+72) Kirovograd region – 682 (+1) m. Kiev – 6961 (+77) Kiev region – 3308 (+37) Lviv region – 8115 (+115) Luhansk region – 106 (0) ;
Nikolaev region – 522 (+9); Odessa region – 2573 (+41) Poltava region – 353 (+2) Rivne region – 5144 (+62) Sumy region – 371 (+1) Ternopil region – 2456 (+26) Kharkiv region – 3033 (+19) Kherson region – 213 (0); Khmelnytsky region – 980 (0); Chernivtsi region – 5332 (+21) Cherkasy region – 845 (+12) Chernihiv region – 642 (0).
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Coronavirus in the Armed Forces of Ukraine: the number of people infected with coronavirus has increased in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Over the past day, 2 new cases have been discovered. Now in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 140 people are sick with COVID-19. There are 295 soldiers in isolation, including self-isolation. In the next three days, isolation ends in 91 people. Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, 518 military personnel have recovered. Unfortunately, five died from complications.
COVID-19 among Ukrainian doctors: 99 doctors have been diagnosed with coronavirus since yesterday. As of July 20, 7985 cases of coronavirus infection among medical workers were registered in Ukraine. 5592 doctors have already recovered and can now return to their normal life. Despite this, at least 43 medical workers died from complications from the disease.
Breaking news about coronavirus in Ukraine
Zelenskiy hopes second wave of coronavirus will bypass country
At the same time, the head of state called on the government to be on the alert. Zelensky expressed his hope during a conference call with the participation of Prime Minister Shmygal, Head of the Ministry of Health Maxim Stepanov and Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov.
The situation is such that one should be prepared, but one should not exaggerate the reactions. We are ready for the second wave, but we hope that it will pass us,
– said Vladimir Zelensky.
The main thing from the President's meeting
Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal noted that since the beginning of the epidemic, Ukraine has already made 877 thousand tests for coronavirus infection. For his part, the head of the Ministry of Health Maxim Stepanov assured that the number of daily tests is constantly growing. He also added that for three weeks, approximately the same level of indicators for identifying suspicions and infections remains. According to him, in the past week, hospitalization in general began to decline. Denis Shmyhal recalled that the mortality rate is quite moderate in Ukraine and amounts to 2.5%. According to Ivan Bakanov, the SBU continues to prevent damages in the purchase of equipment and materials to combat COVID-19. He said that the latest SBU operations have prevented 52 million hryvnia from damage.
Which areas are not ready to ease quarantine
Adaptive quarantine in Ukraine is valid until July 31. However, as of July 20, the city of Kiev and 8 regions cannot move to weakening the quarantine.
As of July 20, nine regions are not ready to move on to the next stage of quarantine relaxation:
Kiev; Vinnytsia region; Volyn region; Transcarpathian region; Ivano-Frankivsk region; Lviv region; Odessa region; Kharkov region; Chernihiv region.
How coronavirus patients are fed in Ukrainian hospitals
Patients told how they feed in case of hospitalization: the diet is rather modest, in some hospitals meat is not included in the menu. People complained that such a diet could hardly be called a balanced diet.
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OCU refused religious procession on the anniversary of the Baptism of Rus
The Orthodox Church of Ukraine abandoned the crowded procession in Kiev on the anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. They will be limited to prayer in the temple and near the monument. This decision was made to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It is known that tens of thousands of believers from all over Ukraine came to this holiday every year.
Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the OCU, Epiphanius, emphasized the responsible attitude towards the norms established by the government.
This is our invisible enemy. We have one enemy in the east of Ukraine. But now there is another invisible enemy in the form of an insidious disease,
– noted the metropolitan.
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Woman in labor dies from complications of coronavirus in Lviv region
A 28-year-old woman in labor died from complications from COVID-19 in the Zhovkva central district hospital. The woman gave birth to a baby at 27 weeks pregnant and, unfortunately, died a few days later from complications caused by coronavirus infection. The baby is in serious condition and is connected to a ventilator.
Lithuania canceled self-isolation for travelers returning from Ukraine
At first, Lithuania included Ukraine in the list of risk countries, but after a few days it changed its mind. From July 20, Lithuanian residents returning from Ukraine do not need to self-isolate.
News about coronavirus worldwide 20 July
More than 14 million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus. So, as of July 20, 14,508,892 infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the world. At the same time, 8,134,747 patients recovered, but 606,206 people died from complications caused by the disease.
Top 5 countries for the spread of coronavirus:
USA – 3 773 260; Brazil – 2,098,389; India – 1 118 206; Russia – 770 311; South Africa – 364,328.
Breaking news about coronavirus around the world
Oxford vaccine has worked
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has proven to be effective. The vaccine is safe and causes minor adverse reactions. 1,077 people participated in the vaccine trial. The results showed that after vaccination, antibodies and leukocytes were developed in the bodies of the participants, which can fight the coronavirus.
WHO says mass vaccinations may start next year
The World Health Organization suggested that mass vaccination against COVID-19 could begin as early as the second half of 2021. Twenty potential vaccines against coronavirus are now in clinical trials.
By the way, Ukraine is planning to join the EU strategy for vaccination against COVID-19. Discussions are now underway about how our country can join global initiatives to develop or purchase vaccines.
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Oil prices fall due to new anti-coronavirus records
On July 20, 2020, benchmark oil prices declined. The increase in the number of patients with coronavirus in the world burdens the market and indicates that the demand for raw materials and refined products will not recover soon.
Brent crude was down 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $ 43.04 a barrel, according to Investing.com. American oil WTI fell in price by 6 cents, also 0.2%, and traded at $ 40.53 per barrel.
FDA allows one coronavirus test to check samples from a group of people
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency approval for a new approach to coronavirus testing that pools test samples in batches rather than running them one by one.
The FDA said the organization has issued an emergency authorization to use pooled-sample COVID-19 coronavirus tests. This is the first test that is allowed to be used in this way.
What are pooled tests for?
When combined, instead of testing each person individually, laboratories will combine pieces of samples from multiple people and test them together. A negative result will "clear" everyone in the party. A positive result will require retesting each sample.
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SARS-CoV-2 found in the blood of a donor who recovered long ago
Doctors have found SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus RNA in the blood of a blood donor. His symptoms disappeared more than 40 days ago.
Scientists believe that this case may be cause for concern. The fact is that modern recommendations for blood transfusion do not recommend checking blood for coronavirus from all donors. One case is not enough to change the recommendations, but the Stanford Clinic plans to continue mass testing of blood for SARS-CoV-2.
Russian officials received COVID-19 vaccine back in April
Back in April, dozens of representatives of the Russian business and political elite gained access to the Russian coronavirus vaccine.
The vaccine was developed at the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow, and a program that allowed businessmen and government officials to volunteer to participate in research on an experimental vaccine is legal. However, it is kept secret. Subsequently, some participants reported fever and muscle pain after administration of the drug.
By the way, 5940 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia over the past day. In general, as of July 20, 777,486 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the Russian Federation. Note that the statistics are distorted because they take into account the Ukrainian Crimea, which was annexed by Russia.