Peak of excess mortality recorded in Ukraine in early November

Source : 112 Ukraine

This is more than twice the peak number of reported coronavirus deaths
22:00, 8 December 2021

Ukraine in early November recorded the peak value of excess mortality. Hospital mortality rose to a new maximum of 22%. This is stated in the forecast of the development of the Covid-19 epidemic in Ukraine for December 8-21, 2021, which was published on the website of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

"The data of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine indicate a peak value of excess mortality close to 1,500 thousand deaths per day compared to the average level of 2015-2019. The maximum fell on the period from November 1 to 5, 2021. This is more than double the peak number of reported coronavirus deaths. The observed mortality increased to 3% according to incomplete data for dates 4-5 weeks ago. Hospital mortality has risen to a new maximum of 22%," the report says. 

Meanwhile, Ukraine has decided to vaccinate citizens with the third dose of coronavirus vaccine. This was announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor Ihor Kuzin on the air of 1 + 1 channel.

"A decision has already been made and it will be made public in the near future - this is an additional dose for immunocompromised people," Kuzin said.

According to him, we are talking about people who:

  • receive hormone therapy,
  • underwent a transplant,
  • HIV-infected.

The chief medical doctor emphasized that the issue of the booster dose is still being considered.

Related: Three Pfizer doses can neutralize Omicron

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