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New outbreak of COVID-19 begins in western Ukraine; Chernivtsi, Volyn, Lviv and Ternopil regions in risk zone – KSE
KYIV. Sept 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – A new outbreak of COVID-19 begins in western Ukraine, Chernivtsi, Volyn, Lviv and Ternopil regions are in the risk zone, where the dynamics of the hospitalization rate exceeds 50%, experts from Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) said.
"The outbreak starts again in western Ukraine. Chernivtsi, Volyn, Lviv and Ternopil regions are in the risk zone," the KSE said in a press release.
According to the KSE, there is also an increase in daily mortality. In particular, 51 deaths from COVID-19 per day have been recorded this week, while last week there were 38 deaths.
At the same time, KSE experts note that in Ukraine 15.5% of the population is vaccinated with at least one dose, and 19% of the adult population is vaccinated with one dose.
"The rate of vaccination in Ukraine has stabilized at a high level: the average number of vaccinations is now 132,000 per day. To maintain and increase the rate of vaccination, Ukraine needs more than 100,000 vaccinations per day," the KSE noted.
Experts point out that at the current pace of the vaccination campaign, the vaccine available in Ukraine will be sufficient until at least mid-December 2021.