Ukraine sees record new daily coronavirus deaths, infections

by Reuters
Friday, 22 October 2021 05:35 GMT

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KYIV, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine attained a second successive daily record of new coronavirus infections and deaths, the health ministry said on Friday, despite tighter curbs last month as infections have risen for weeks among the population of 41 million.

Ministry data showed 23,785 new cases over the past 24 hours, up from 22,415 a day earlier, while 614 new deaths related to COVID-19 exceeded Thursday's figure of 546.

Vaccinations have been made compulsory for government employees such as teachers and the unvaccinated face curbs on visits to restaurants, sporting and other public events.

The western city of Lviv may beef up curbs again after doing so this month, while the mayor of Kyiv has said his city will enter the "red" danger zone this week, leading to restrictions.

Ukraine's tally of infections in the pandemic stands at 2.72 million, with 63,003 deaths. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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