Almost 84% of beds with oxygen occupied by COVID-19 patients in Kyiv / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said almost 84% of beds with oxygen are occupied by COVID-19 patients in the capital city of Kyiv.

"As for the occupancy of beds with oxygen, almost 84% are filled in the capital city. This is the highest rate in the country. The situation is also tense in Lviv region (over 71%), Zhytomyr region (over 70%), and Mykolaiv region (71.5%)," he said during an online briefing on Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

Read alsoCOVID-19: Curfew not being discussed in Ukraine – Health ministerHowever, according to Stepanov, the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi regions has stabilized as the occupancy of beds with oxygen is lower than or about 50% there.

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