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WHO to urgently meet due to new strain, mortality in Ukraine remains high: Covid-19 latest news

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Ukraine, an aggressive mutation of the Delta coronavirus has become dominant among new Covid cases
23:14, 26 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.

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In Ukraine, more than 600 deaths per day

In Ukraine, 15 936 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected per day, another 608 people died, 3208 people were hospitalized, and 24 569 recovered.

The largest number of cases was registered in Kyiv (1438), Zaporizhya (1075), Dnipropetrovsk (1022), Donetsk (970) and Poltava (953) regions.

In Ukraine, the "yellow" zone has increased: there are now Chernivtsi and Ternopil regions.

More than 42% of the adult population of Ukraine received the first dose

In Ukraine, as of November 26, 42.4% of the adult population received at least one coronavirus vaccine. At the same time, 34.2% completed the full course of vaccination.

According to WHO recommendations, the rate of vaccinated people in the world by the end of the year should be 40%. So, yesterday, November 25, 273 875 people were vaccinated in the country. Of these, 81,516 people received one dose of the vaccine, and 192,359 were fully immunized.

Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 13 164 651 people have been vaccinated. 13 164 649 people received one dose, and were fully vaccinated and received two doses - 10 610 359.

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Homeless people are vaccinated in Lviv

Lviv City Council has organized a vaccination point for the homeless. He will work on Friday at the Center for Registration and Night Stay of Homeless Citizens on Kyrylivska street, 3a, from 11:00 to 18:00.

Mobile teams will be vaccinated with all available types of vaccines. Pre-vaccination examinations and reminders will be provided. You can get vaccinated even in the absence of identity documents. In addition, hot tea and biscuits are offered to everyone.

Each of the vaccinated homeless people will receive a certificate from their doctor that they have received the vaccine.

Emergency meeting of WHO due to new strain of Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to discuss a new coronavirus strain with 32 spike protein mutations.

The concern is associated with a variety of mutations that can affect the behavior of the virus. The Working Party will decide whether B.1.1.529 becomes an option of interest or is classified as a matter of concern.

The EMA has approved the use of Pfizer to vaccinate children 5-11 years of age. The vaccine dose will be lower than for children 12 years of age and older (10 mcg versus 30 mcg). As with others, the vaccine will be given in the shoulder girdle muscles and will consist of two doses three weeks apart.

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

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