According to the Public Health Center of Ukraine, as of 9:00 a.m. on May 18, in Ukraine there have been confirmed 18,616 COVID-19 cases, 535 patients died, 5,276 patients recovered. In total 1,324 cases among children and 3,650 cases among healthcare workers were recorded. During the 24 hours, 325 new cases have been confirmed.
As of May 18, coronavirus disease was registered:
Vinnytsia region - 733 cases;
Volyn region - 625 cases;
Dnipropetrovsk region - 843 cases;
Donetsk region - 131 cases;
Zhytomyr region - 564 cases;
Zakarpattia region - 901 cases;
Zaporizhia region - 382 cases;
Ivano-Frankivsk region – 1,221 cases;
Kirovohrad region - 445 cases;
Kyiv – 2,321 cases;
Kyiv region – 1,224 cases;
Lviv region – 1,066 cases;
Luhansk region - 42 cases;
Mykolaiv region - 262 cases;
Odesa region - 764 cases;
Poltava region - 264 cases;
Rivne region – 1,167 cases;
Sumy region - 163 cases;
Ternopil region – 1,081 cases;
Kharkiv region - 789 cases;
Kherson region – 168 cases;
Khmelnytsky region - 267 cases;
Chernivtsi region – 2,713 cases;
Cherkasy region - 372 cases;
Chernihiv region - 108 cases.
Data from the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk regions and the city of Sevastopol are not available.
12,745 patients, out of this number 1,090 children and 2,988 medical workers have been undergoing outpatient treatment. A total of 5,871 people were hospitalized, including 234 children and 662 healthcare workers. There are 240 people including 1 child and 21 healthcare workers having severe symptoms and undergoing treatment with the use of artificial lung ventilation machines.
The studies were conducted by the Virology Reference Laboratory of the Public Health Center of Ukraine, as well as by regional laboratories. As of the morning of May 18, 2020, the Center received 560 reports of suspected COVID-19 cases. Since the beginning of 2020, 46,229 COVID-19 suspicions have been received.
The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine urges when having the first symptoms of respiratory illnesses to call a family doctor. Stay home! Self-isolation is the most efficient way to protect yourself from infection.