Ukraine reports record daily high in coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks walk at Pozniaky metro station in Kyiv

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine registered a record 76 deaths related to the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the national security council said on Wednesday, up from a record of 72 deaths registered last week.

The council said 162,660 cases were registered in Ukraine as of Sept. 16, with 3,340 deaths and 72,324 people recovered.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Jason Neely)