A nurse at a COVID hospital in Toretsk. Foto: Emil FIltenborg.

The daily numbers of registered COVID19 cases are still high, but not as dramatic as previously.

By the looks of it, Ukraine has finally gotten some control with the spread of COVID19. While thousands of new cases are still registered each day, the numbers are nowhere near the record breaking numbers we saw before the current wave of lockdowns.

According to Unian, the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal is even saying that some regions in central and western Ukraine are to leave the so-called red zones, meaning they will also leave behind many of the lockdown measures currently experienced.

Kyiv is still in a very serious condition and will not be exiting lockdown soon. While the original press release does not say anything about which regions might exit the red zone, the remaining candidates are:

Zhytomyr, Zeporizhia, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Poltava, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Chernihiv and Chernivtsi regions.

9000 new cases

Ukraine has registered 8940 new cases of COVID19 in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, 12,075 patients recovered from the illness and 367 died. This is based on 37,557 tests, the Kyiv Post writes.

However, while the number of cases is much lower than what we saw earlier in March with 18,000 and more cases each day, so is the number of conducted tests, which makes a high number of undiscovered infected very probable.

A total of 462,791 people have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The plan remains to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population this year. Today, 12,144 people were vaccinated leaving a sizeable amount of the population to be vaccinated.