Ukraine's daily COVID-19 cases surge to new record at 16,669

KIEV, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine recorded 16,669 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, which has set a new daily record since the onset of the pandemic in March last year, Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on his official Facebook page Thursday.

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The country also recorded its maximum daily deaths since March 2020.

A total of 4,838 patients were hospitalized, 362 patients have died from complications, and 6,748 people have recovered, the official said.

The COVID-19 numbers have been growing in Ukraine over the past month, leading to a three-week lockdown in the capital and several other regions.

So far, 1,596,575 COVID-19 cases and 31,135 deaths have been registered in Ukraine, while 1,283,020 patients have recovered, according to the health authorities.