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Fifth wave of COVID-19 expected in summer, but it will not be heavy – epidemiologist

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by May 17, 2022 General

The fifth wave of coronavirus infection is expected in Kyrgyzstan in June-July, epidemiologist of the Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance Sultan Suranbaev told.

He said that the incidence of COVID-19 began to decline on April 4-5 and there are no new cases registered in the country since May 1, and there are no patients left in hospitals. “The country has gone through four waves before, the last one was from January 2 to January 25, when there was a wave of omicron and stealth-omicron strains. Currently, the epidemiological situation in the country is stable. It is predicted that an increase in the incidence is expected in summer, in June-July. But the upcoming wave will not be as heavy as before. 1-2 cases will be registered,” he said.

He also noted that citizens need to raise their immunity before that and also get vaccinated.

“The country has all types of vaccines, their effectiveness is high. The first two doses of the vaccine give the body a chance to fight the virus. And the third dose strengthens the defense of the immune system,” added the epidemiologist.

Source: The Syria Report

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