Ukraine reports record daily COVID-19 deaths for second day in a row

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker wearing protective gear stands next to an ambulance outside a hospital for patients infected with COVID-19 in Kyiv, Ukraine, November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine registered a record daily high of 421 coronavirus-related deaths over 24 hours for the second day in a row, health minister Maksym Stepanov said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Ukraine reported 407 deaths.

Stepanov said 17,569 new infections were reported over the past day and a record high 5,160 people were hospitalised.

Ukraine has reported a total of 1,691,737 coronavirus cases and 33,246 deaths.

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