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Covid-19 News: Mortality in Ukraine remains high, Germany struggling with rising infections level

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

We have collected the latest news on the fight against coronavirus in Ukraine and in the world
12:34, 23 November 2021

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An aggressive mutation of the Delta coronavirus has become dominant among new Covid cases in Ukraine. The rate of spread of the strain has increased significantly - one such infected person can, on average, infect 5-8 people. This is arguably the most contagious option. Research shows it is 40-60% more infectious than Britain's Alpha strain. In addition, the new strain may be more likely to infect people who are only partially vaccinated and increases the risk of hospitalization.

Delta (B.1.617.2) was first discovered in India in December 2020. Now it has become one of the most dangerous strains of coronavirus circulating around the world.

In Ukraine, the number of infected and deaths increased again

In Ukraine, 12,729 new cases of Covid-19 were detected per day, another 720 people died, 23,107 recovered, and 2,055 people were hospitalized.

Related: Over 10,000 people illegally enter Germany from Belarus in 2021

The largest number of confirmed cases was registered in Kyiv (1631), Dnipropetrovsk (1310), Poltava (1141), Donetsk (929) and Zaporizhya (847) regions.

More than 10 million Ukrainians have been vaccinated

In Ukraine, as of November 23, more than 10 million people have completed the full course of vaccination against coronavirus. And yesterday 270,258 people were vaccinated, of which 79,207 received one dose of the vaccine, and 191,051 people were fully immunized (received two doses).

Until the end of winter everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, ill or die, - Spahn

Against the backdrop of a new wave of coronavirus, German Health Minister Jens Spahn urging everyone to vaccinate:

"Until the end of winter, everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, get sick or die," he said.

Over the previous day, the country reported 30,643 new cases, which is 7,000 more than a week ago. This is one of the highest levels in the world.

Related: Situation around Ukraine is similar Georgian before the war, - Russian intelligence

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