The State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergencies canceled the "red" level of epidemic danger in the Zhytomyr region.
The decision was made on May 4 at an extraordinary meeting, the Minister of the Cabinet Oleh Nemchinov reported.
From May 5, the "yellow" level will be in force in the region.
Thus, the Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Sumy, Khmelnytskyi, Kharkiv, and Chernihiv regions remain in the "red" zone.
Earlier, the Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko said that in connection with an excess of the epidemic threshold for the influenza and ARVI incidence by 5%, an "orange" level of epidemic danger should be imposed in the Zhytomyr region. With the stabilization of the incidence rate of influenza and ARVI, the region will automatically be able to move on to the "yellow" level.
It is noted that an improvement in the epidemiological situation is also witnessed in the Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Khmelnytskyi, and Chernihiv regions. If the positive dynamics remain, they can get out of the "red" level of epidemic danger within the next few days.
Context. During the 24 hours of May 3, 2,472 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Ukraine. In particular, 122 children and 22 medical workers fell ill. Also over the past day:
- 1,325 people were hospitalized;
- 166 died;
- 17,549 tests were made (by PCR—11,817, by ELISA—1,660, studies by express tests for antigen—4,072).