Infectious material samples are taken from all those who died of pneumonia in Ukraine for tests to identify the causative agent of the coronavirus.
This was announced on Sunday during a briefing by the Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Medical Officer of Health Viktor Lyashko, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“The standards of medical care have changed, and everyone who died of pneumonia is taken from infectious material and transferred to a virology laboratory for examination. He diagnoses it and determines if there is a causative agent of coronavirus disease in this infectious material, “said Lyashko.
As reported, as of April 12, 2020, 2,777 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Ukraine.
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As a result of complications from the disease, 83 people died, including 40 men and 43 women. Among the dead, people over 50 years predominate (85.5%).
A total of 89 people have already recovered – a second laboratory test did not reveal the virus in the body.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru