Ukraine reports daily record of 7,053 coronavirus cases


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  • Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

FILE PHOTO: People walk past a poster with thanks to the doctors amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in central Kyiv, Ukraine October 5, 2020. Doctor Ivan Venzhinovich, who treated patients with coronavirus and whose portrait is on billboards throughout Ukraine, died of pneumonia, local media reported. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a daily record of 7,053 COVID-19 cases, the national security council said on Thursday, up from a previous record of 6,719 on Wednesday.

The total number of cases climbed to 322,879.

The council said 116 new coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the past day. On Wednesday, the toll hit a record 141.

Ukraine has recorded over 5,000 new coronavirus cases almost every day since the start of October. The spike in infections has prompted the government to extend lockdown measures until end-2020.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and John Stonestreet)

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