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Death record in Ukraine and 40 USD for vaccination: Latest news about Covid-19

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Ukraine, an aggressive mutation of the Delta coronavirus has become dominant among new Covid cases
23:26, 16 November 2021

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

Strain "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.

We have collected for you the latest news on the fight against coronavirus in Ukraine and other countries of the world. The data is constantly updated.

Related: Covid-19 vaccine Incentives: Ukraine to pay 40 USD each fully vaccinated person

Death record in Ukraine

In Ukraine, over the past day, 16,308 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed, 838 people died, which exceeded the previous anti-record (833) in mortality from Covid-19 in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Associated Press

Also yesterday 21,914 people recovered. The largest number of confirmed cases of the disease was registered in Dnipropetrovsk (1635), Odesa (1549) regions, and in Kyiv (1481).

Crematorium in Kyiv conducts twice as many cremations due to Covid-19, - AFP

The Kyiv crematorium carries out twice as many cremations compared to the summer months due to the coronavirus, reports AFP with reference to the press secretary of the crematorium Andriy Yashchenko.

"Today, compared to the summer period, the number of funeral processions has doubled. If in summer there were an average of 60 processions a day, now there are from 100 to 120," he said.

Yashchenko said the facility has remained open for several hours longer than usual in recent weeks, sometimes even until midnight. Cremation of victims of the coronavirus is different in that indoor services and open coffins are prohibited. Yashchenko said more than 2,800 people were cremated in October, up from 1,400 in August.

Related: Over 268,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 on November 15

40 USD for vaccination

President Zelensky has promised to pay 1 thousand UAH (40 USD)each to all Ukrainians who received two vaccinations against Covid-19. Funds can be obtained through the "Diya" application. The program starts on December 19. Until the end of the year, about 113 million USD will be allocated for it. And another 113 million will be allocated at the beginning of 2022.

At the same time, 268,088 people received vaccinations per day in the country.

Vinnytsia region goes into the "red" zone, Lviv region softens quarantine

Vinnytsia region the day after tomorrow, November 18, goes into the "red" quarantine zone. The work of catering establishments, shopping and entertainment centers, non-food markets and shops, holding mass events, and the like is prohibited. The restrictions will not apply if 100% of employees and visitors to establishments (events) are vaccinated.

Bloomberg

In the Lviv region, schoolchildren of grades 5-11 and students return to full-time education on November 22. All employees must have:

  • a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination;
  • international, domestic certificate or foreign certificate confirming vaccination with one dose of a single-dose vaccine or two doses of a double-dose vaccine (green certificates);
  • negative test result or certificate of recovery.

Vienna began to vaccinate children from 5 years old

The capital of Austria, Vienna, began vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 against coronavirus even before the corresponding official recommendation from the EMA.

Related: Israel approves Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11

Children are given a reduced amount of Pfizer vaccine, which is determined on the spot by a doctor based on the child's age, physical condition and weight.

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