Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said Ukraine passed the peak of the third COVID-19 wave.

"We are now on the third coronavirus wave. We all see how difficult it is today and how many cases we face every day. But at the same time, we may state we have passed the peak of incidence," he said at a briefing on Tuesday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

Read alsoUkrainians to get second dose of Covishield vaccine despite India export haltAccording to Stepanov, officials recorded almost 13,500 fewer cases last week against the previous one.

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