Ukraine should expect more cases of Covid-19, influenza in coming weeks, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported that the increase itself is caused by the high mobility of the population during the New Year holidays
14:40, 11 January 2021

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister

Ukrainian Health Minister predicts an increase in the incidence of coronavirus and influenza in the coming weeks due to the high mobility of the population during the New Year holidays. This was announced by Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.

"Our citizens visited their relatives, their parents on New Year's Eve, went on vacation, and all these actions, high mobility of the population cause a significant number of contacts. This, in turn, increases the risk of getting infected... All these factors force us to make a forecast regarding the number of infected and the number of people who can get sick after these holidays," said the official.

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He noted that the Ministry of Health predicts an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases as well as the seasonal growth of influenza patients.

As we reported earlier, according to the results of a study by two employees of the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, asymptomatic Covid-19 patients are responsible for at least 50% of new cases of coronavirus transmission. 

Related: Ukraine to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccine in February, - Health Minister


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