In Ukraine doubled the incidence of pneumonia


This is one of the main complications of coronavirus.

Over the past month in Ukraine doubled the number of cases of pneumonia as a complication from the coronavirus COVID-19, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

This was said at a briefing on Monday, June 29, health Minister Maxim Stepanov.

“In addition to the figures that I declare every morning at the briefing, we analyzed the incidence of pneumonia. For a month we got twice the number of pneumonia, the main cause of which is the COVID-19”, – he said.

Stepanov reminded that the Ministry of health expanded the list of PCR testing, which is carried out in connection with COVID-19, and added new cases of pneumonia.

“The fact is, regardless of whether there are symptoms of the coronavirus or not, we test all (people who are ill – ed.) without exclusion of pneumonia, which are recorded in our country. This is important because the main complication COVID-19 is pneumonia, which is very difficult and very often leads to a lethal outcome”, – the Minister added.

According to him, in mid-April, a week has registered more than 5 thousand cases of pneumonia. Further, the number of TB cases is beginning to fall. The health Ministry believes that this is due to the quarantine.

“On may 11, we reached the figure 2143 pneumonia for a week. To date, recorded more than four thousand of pneumonia in a week, including this complication from COVID-19” – said Stepanov.