KIEV, June 5. /TASS/. As many as 553 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Maxim Stepanov told a briefing on Friday.
"As many as 553 coronavirus cases were recorded in the past day, including 30 children and 75 medical workers," he said.
On Thursday, Ukraine reported a record high daily number of 588 cases.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.