The health ministry has linked the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus in recent days to the neglect of the recommendation to stay at home on Palm Sunday, as well as an increase in the number of tests.
This was announced during a briefing on April 19 by Health Minister Maxim Stepanov, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“Many did not agree with our recommendations to stay home on Palm Sunday and not attend services. In this regard, the protests occurred on the fourth or fifth day after infection, and we have immediately noticed an increase in the incidence of coronaviruses, “he said.
In addition, according to the minister, doctors recently increased the number of coronavirus PCR tests.
“In ten days, there were about a thousand and now about five thousand of these tests. Of course, we find more people infected with the coronavirus,” summarizes Stepanov.
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As reported, on the morning of April 19, 5449 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 141 were fatal, 347 patients recovered.
During the last day, 343 new cases were recorded. In addition, the previous days, April 16 and 17, there were 444 and 501 new cases.
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According to the materials: ukrinform.ru