By Mariia Ovodiuk

According to the Press Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the 30th of April there are 10406 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Most affected are Kyiv city with 1401 cases and Chernivetska oblast (region neighbouring Romania and Moldova) with 1571 cases. A total of 261 lethal cases is documented among the whole country, 85% of them are people aged 50+. Laboratory confirmed recovery is registered in 1238 patients. 29062 cases of suspicious COVID-19 were reported.

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Data from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Donetsk` and Luhansk` oblasts (regions of the war conflict) is absent.

2063 all-time cases are medical workers, 350 of them required hospitalisation, 268 are convalescent (laboratory confirmed). Previously, national health authorities announced 300% of pay raise for the medical workers whose job duties require care after COVID-19-positive patients. On 29th of April, 241,8 millions UAH (more than 8 million EUR) were promised to arrive to regional budgets.

Quarantine measures were extended to 11th of May, 2020.

Mariia Ovodiuk is an infectious disease specialist from Kyiv, Ukraine, and a member of the European AIDS Clinical Society. Her scientific interests include: infectious diseases pathophysiology, epigenetics and molecular epidemiology.