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According to the NASU, there will be a stabilization of Covid-cases in Ukraine now, which will be great news after a rapid spike in Covid-cases recently.

The number of confirmed Covid-cases in Ukraine has been soaring in the last few weeks and has hit a record high level. Several regions in Ukraine, including Kyiv and Lviv, have introduced a stricter quarantine to cope with the spread, affecting both businesses and people. In Kyiv, the mayor has, for example, decided to close all public transportation. 

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, NASU, is now bringing hope. They estimate that the level of Covid-cases will stabilize now and remain at the same level in the coming weeks, writes Unian. They also estimate that the regions Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Khmelnytsky will be having the highest number of cases. 

“The share of long-standing cases of the daily released data is growing. This means the actual spread may be less compared to official statistics,” NASU wrote, referring to how the percentage of positive PCR-tests has declined recently. 

“Ukraine is likely at the beginning of the flattening of the curve, which is a very unstable period and may last for several weeks (as seen from the autumn wave),” they estimate.

Will average around 16,000 cases

According to NASU, the daily number of Covid-cases will be expected to be around 16,209 on April 13th, with about 412 daily casualties. That number is expected to be almost the same 16,351 daily cases and 442 daily deaths on April 20th. On April 7th, Ukraine recorded 15,415 new cases and 481 casualties, according to Unian. 

There is even more good news regarding the pandemic. Yesterday, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said Ukraine has agreed to purchase 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which he expects will be delivered in 2021. Stepanov hopes that it will speed up the vaccination speed in Ukraine, which has been lacking. 

“That is, by year-end o we will receive all 10 million doses. We think we will receive the first batch within a few months. We expect that in May, it’s under this contract that we must receive the first doses… Let’s say, May-June,” Stepanov said, according to Unian