Over the past day, March 20, a total of 11,145 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ukraine.

The Health Minister, Maksym Stepanov, has also reported 166 fatalities and 4,838 hospitalizations.

In a Facebook post, Stepanov said 585 children and 199 medics tested positive on Saturday.

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Over the past day, the largest number of confirmed cases was registered in Lviv (1,117), Kharkiv (879), Zhytomyr (814), Dnipropetrovsk (760), and Khmelnytsky (740) regions.

A total of 68,776 tests were run on Saturday.

Since the onset of the pandemic in Ukraine, 1,546,363 people have contracted the novel coronavirus, 1,257,849 recovered, and 29,941 died.

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