The State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies decided to introduce a "red" level of epidemic danger on the territory of the Chernivtsi region from March 1 at an extraordinary meeting on February 27.
On the eve, on February 26, the Chernivtsi Regional Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies decided to tighten quarantine restrictions in the region due to the worsening situation with the spread of covid.
Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko noted that the weekly rate of growth in the number of patients in the region hospitals accelerated from 15% to 25%. 50-60% more patients are admitted to these hospitals every day than are discharged. The average occupancy of all types of beds in hospitals in the Chernivtsi region is 60%.
Lyashko added that now Vinnytsia, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, and Ternopil regions are in the "orange" level of epidemic danger. They can potentially be transferred to the "red" level in the coming days.
Context. Since February 24, Ukraine has returned to adaptive quarantine with the division of regions according to the coronavirus danger level.
Ivano-Frankivsk region was sent to the "red" zone first. In addition to the usual restrictions of the "red" zone, the region was also closed for transport.
On March 9, 2020, the first case of coronavirus in Ukraine was confirmed in Chernivtsi.