The number of coronavirus patients in the region increased by almost 30% in the past day / REUTERS

The first makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients has been established in Ukraine.

This was announced chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Health, Medical Assistance and Health Insurance Mykhailo Radutsky on Facebook on February 17.

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This decision was taken by Ivano-Frankivsk region's emergency situations commission.

The number of coronavirus patients in the region increased by almost 30% in the past day and their number quadruplicated in the past month, he said.

"In many localities, the bed occupancy rate in hospitals allocated for COVID-19 patients is over 90%, while some medical institutions see even 100%. The commission has decided to ban as of February 22 mass events, including entertainment and religious ones, shut down catering establishments, add 600 beds for patients with coronavirus, set up a makeshift hospital with 250 beds as part of Bohorodchany hospital, to determine routes for transportation of patients to hospitals in neighboring regions," he said.

Coronavirus in Ivano-Frankivsk region

  • There is an extremely high incidence of coronavirus cases in Ivano-Frankivsk region. The bed occupancy rate in many local hospitals exceeds 90%. New 646 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk region in the past 24 hours as of February 17; nine people died.
  • From February 15 to March 1, 2021, students of grades 5-11 at secondary schools and colleges, as well as university students have online classes.
  • In the past day as of February 17, Ukraine recorded 4,286 new coronavirus cases. At the same time, the largest number of them were reported in Ivano-Frankivsk region (646). Chernivtsi region, which ranks second by number of daily cases, confirmed 386 new COVID-19 patients.