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Delta strain characterized by sharp drop in level of oxygen in blood,- Healthcare Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

This wave of coronavirus is also distinguished from the rest by an increase in the average duration of hospitalization of covid patients
08:34, 10 October 2021

Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko
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A feature of the new wave of Covid-19 in Ukraine is a sharp drop in the saturation level - the level of oxygen in the blood of patients. This was stated by Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko at a briefing in Kherson, during a working trip to the region, Ukrinform reports. 

"It is characteristic that (the doctors shared today), when the saturation falls sharply from 92 to 70. And this is a critical state when it is very difficult to bring a person back to life," the minister said.

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Such a sharp drop in the level of oxygen in the blood of patients is a sign of the Delta strain.

In addition, Lyashko noted that this wave of coronavirus is also characterized by an increase in the average duration of hospitalization of Covid patients by one and a half to two days - up to about 14 days. However, there are cases when the patient is kept in the hospital for 28-30 days.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has been declared a high-risk zone in Germany since Sunday, October 10.

Ukrainian tourists, if they are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from Сovid-19, will be sent to a 10-day quarantine, from which it will be canceled only five days after arrival based on the results of a negative test.

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