Covid-19 outbreak expected in Ukraine during two weeks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Six regions are in the risk zone
12:56, 5 August 2021

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The new outbreak of coronavirus in Ukraine is expected in two weeks as the Kyiv School of Economics reported.

“We do not talk now about the beginning of the outbreak in the country as the hospitalizations stay at the plateau level around small numbers and increase is the consequence of fluctuations. However, during the next weeks we expect that the hospitalizations will increase discharges,” KSE Head of Center of Economics of Healthcare Yuriy Hanichenko reported.

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The KSE reported that according to the level of incidence among large European countries, Ukraine continues to stay at the usual 13th place. The average level of incidence during the past two weeks makes 20 persons per 100,000 of population. However, the level of hospitalization has increased during the week by 17% and it shows the increase of the load on the health system.

If we talk about particular regions; 20 out of 25 regions show growth of hospitalization. Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia and Khmelnytsk regions are in the risk zone.

Besides, the level of vaccination in the country influences the outbreak. 20% of Kyiv population received at least one dose; however, the vaccination tempo in other regions is significantly lower.

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Totally, more vaccinations were made in July than during all previous months. The government makes the same plan for August. The vaccine will be available at least until the end of September.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko stated that Ukrainians will be inoculated with the third dose of Pfizer vaccine, as long as the WHO provides respective recommendations.


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