Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy
KYIV, Ukraine – Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, with overall inoculations among the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities reported 22,415 new confirmed infections and 546 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest numbers since the start of the pandemic. Authorities have blamed a spike in infections on a slow pace of vaccination in the nation of 41 million. Only about 15% of Ukrainians are fully vaccinated, Europe’s lowest level after Armenia.