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Ukraine again reports record number of daily new coronavirus cases

A woman wearing a protective face mask uses her smartphone as she walks in an underpass amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kyiv, Ukraine October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a daily record of 7,517 COVID-19 cases, the national security council said on Friday, up from a previous record of 7,053 on Thursday.

The total number of cases climbed to 330,396.

The council said 121 new coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the past day. On Wednesday, the toll hit a record 141.

Ukraine has recorded over 5,000 new coronavirus cases almost every day since the start of October. The spike in infections has prompted the government to extend lockdown measures until end-2020.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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