COVID-19: How the world is vaccinated
More than 229 million people worldwide are infected with the COVID-19 virus. As of September 21, 68,803 people are being treated for coronavirus infections in the country. Of these, 987 people are in critical condition, 261 patients are in critical condition, 143 patients are connected to the ventilator. You can read about the epidemiological situation in the world and in our country in the material of the correspondent of Strategy2050.kz.
New strains of coronavirus have been identified in 4 regions of Kazakhstan
In July-August of this year, the Ministry of Health conducted a genetic study of coronavirus infection by sequencing of positive laboratory samples from patients with KVI. According to the results of sequencing, the Republic of Kazakhstan has 96 strains (Delta “Indian strain” – 57 (59.4%), Alpha “British” – 24 (25%), coronavirus “Wuhan” – 10 (10.4%) and eta Nigeria – 5 (5.2%). Circulation of Eta “Nigeria” strain was detected in 4 regions. They are Karaganda – 1, Mangistau – 2, Pavlodar – 1, Nur-Sultan – 1.
According to the World Health Organization on September 15, 2021, the strain “Eta” is distributed in 77 countries around the world, belongs to the WHO category of strains that require “control”. Clinical signs include Alpha (British) and Beta (South Africa) strains (high fever, cough, loss of smell and taste, severe illness, etc.).
The epidemic situation in the country
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health on September 21, 68,803 people are being treated for coronavirus infections (- 60,242 + and 8,561 – KVI). 12,381 patients are hospitalized, 56,422 patients are receiving outpatient treatment. Among patients with KVI +, KVI- 987 people are in critical condition, 261 patients are in critical condition, 143 patients are connected to the ventilator.
As of September 21, 7,334,870 people in the country received the first component of the vaccine. 6,201,253 people were vaccinated with the second component.
Australia intends to vaccinate children under 12 against coronavirus
According to the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, the COVID-19 vaccine can effectively protect children between the ages of 5 and 11. In this regard, on September 21, the Minister of Health of Australia Greg Hunt asked the Managing Director of Pfizer in Australia for information on the use of the vaccine in children.
The Australian government has announced the start of immunization of adolescents aged 12-15 years. As of September 21, 47.7% of Australians over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.
In South Korea, more than 70% of the population is vaccinated
As of September 21, 21,683 people in South Korea had been vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, 36,527,829 people have received the first dose of the vaccine in the country. The vaccination rate in South Korea was 71.1%. In particular, 19,749,504 people were vaccinated with Pfizer, 11,086,402 people with AstraZeneca, 1,415,404 people with Janssen and 4,276,519 people with Moderna. Over the past day, 9572 people received the second dose of the vaccine. In total, 22,180,500 people received two doses of the vaccine.
In the past day, 1729 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in South Korea. The total number of confirmed cases in the country reached 289,263.
Elderly people in Greece can get the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Marios Femistocleus, the secretary general of primary health care, said at a briefing on September 20 that all Greek residents and health workers over the age of 60 could register for the third dose of COVID-19 from September 30.
According to him, patients with low immunity are entitled to the third dose of the vaccine. Since September 14, this right has been used by 13,175 people. He also noted that residents of nursing homes are waiting in line for the third dose of the vaccine, and online booking will be available for them next week.
Maria Theodoridu, chairwoman of the National Vaccination Committee, said at a briefing that people in this group would be at higher risk of infection if they did not receive the third dose of the vaccine. Theodoride Intensive Care He also noted that 59.2% of people treated for COVID-19 and 48% of those who died from the disease were between the ages of 60 and 79.
In Indonesia, more than 10 million people are vaccinated every week
Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin says 10 million people a week are receiving the coronavirus vaccine. To date, the Indonesian population has received 125.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The minister said 35% of Indonesia’s population was vaccinated. 75 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, and 45 million people received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. A total of 169 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed to all regions of Indonesia. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Health, there are currently 262 million doses of coronavirus vaccine in the country.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050