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Bishkek accounts for highest COVID-19 mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan

by November 17, 2021 Health

Number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the Kyrgyz capital surpassed more than 2 times the national average, the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday.

In January-September 2021, according to the Ministry of Health, 25,000 cases of pneumonia were reported, compared to 29,000 cases in the corresponding period in 2020, or 15% less.

The largest decrease in the incidence of pneumonia compared to January-September last year was observed in Batken Oblast – 2.0 times, Talas Oblast – 1.6 times, as well as in Bishkek city – 1.5 times.

442 people died of pneumonia in the first 9 months of 2021, compared to 1,112 in 2020, or 2.5 times less.

In January-September 2021, about 36 thousand people applied to medical and sanitary institutions over coronavirus infection. Out of the total number of those applied, the largest share was in Bishkek – 44%.

2,214 people died of coronavirus infection in the country as a whole during nine months of 2021, while for the corresponding period of the last year 1,476 people died, or 1.5 times less.

Figures on coronavirus-related fatalities in Bishkek exceeded more than two times the average national mortality rate – 91 people died (per 100 thousand people). High mortality rates were also noted in Chui, Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblasts.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency