In Ukraine, 16,943 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the past 24 hours. Most new infections in Kiev, Zaporizhzhia and Lviv regions - there more than 1 thousand.
This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.
In a day in Ukraine:
- hospitalized 3404 people;
- fatalities - 628;
- recovered - 26,811 people.
PCR method tested 52,316 people, ELISA method - 10,092, rapid tests - 40,491.
Throughout the pandemic in Ukraine
- 3,384,404 people became ill;
- 2,852,452 were cured;
- 83,541 died.
Kiev, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv and Poltava regions have the most new infections in a day.
Meanwhile, British virologists have identified the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus containing a number of mutations that potentially make it more resistant to vaccines than any other genetic variant of SARS-CoV-2. As the Daily Mail reported on its website on Wednesday, 32 mutations have been identified in the spiky protein of the new strain B.1.1.529, and several of them make it difficult to detect the pathogen with antibodies, reports UNN.
Now we know about only 10 cases of infection with the new strain. It was first registered in databases on November 11. Three cases were reported in Botswana, six in South Africa, and one in Hong Kong, where the virus was detected in a man who arrived there from PAR two weeks ago.
As of Thursday morning, nearly 260 million people worldwide had contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. This is according to the Worldometers website.