CovidUkraine: Hospitalization rate extremely high in eight regions

Source : 112 Ukraine

This figure is exceeded in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Chernivtsi, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Mykolaiv and Khmelnytsky regions,
15:34, 12 March 2021


The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has updated regions' coronavirus indicators. In Kyiv and seven other regions, the hospitalization rate has been exceeded. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.

According to updated data, in Kyiv, the hospitalization rate is 73.7 per 100,000 of the population, while the norm is 60.

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This figure is also exceeded in Ivano-Frankivsk (130.5), Vinnytsia (121.2), Chernivtsi (89.1), Zhytomyr (87.6), Zakarpattia (87.3), Mykolaiv (77.4) and Khmelnytsky (66.6) regions.

Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) considers the reports on side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The issue is about information from a few EU countries on the blood clots of some vaccinated people.

The EMA has not confirmed yet the direct connection between the vaccines and blood clots. The experts on the basis of the preliminary data considered that the number of cases of blood-clotting after the vaccination with AstraZeneca is not higher than it is observed among the population – 22 cases per 3 million doses.

Due to this reason, seven EU counties stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine; particularly, Denmark, Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia and Cyprus. Norway is not an EU member but it also stopped the use of AstraZeneca.

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