The increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Ukraine is due to the internal intensification of the disease. It is due to the return of Ukrainians to their homeland from European countries, where they were during the first wave of COVID-19. This opinion was expressed by Lyudmyla Mukharska, an epidemiologist, Deputy Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine, in an interview. “Radio NV“.
“In many European countries, the virus was very active, and many people fell ill in countries such as France, Italy, Spain. And also a large number of our citizens came to Ukraine at the same time. These people went to isolate their families. And since then we have an intra-Ukrainian spread of the virus, “said Lyudmyla Mukharska.
At the same time, according to her, only 8% of all Ukrainians who passed the coronavirus test fell ill abroad – the rest became infected with COVID-19 in Ukraine.
“That is, we see that out of 100 citizens of Ukraine, eight came to us already infected and transmitted the pathogen already in Ukraine. Therefore, we have a situation where there is an active circulation of the virus in the country,” the epidemiologist explained.
We will remind, at the six-year-old girl in the Lviv region found a rare disease after the transferred COVID-19. This is a unique case, doctors say, because pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome has not been diagnosed in Ukraine before.