Ukraine's total coronavirus cases exceed 700,000, health minister says

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kyiv

KYIV (Reuters) - The total number of novel coronavirus cases in Ukraine climbed to 709,701 as it registered a record daily tally of 16,294 new infections in the past 24 hours, health minister Maksym Stepanov said on Saturday.

He said 184 patients had died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 12,093.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Robert Birsel)