Occupancy rate of Kazakh hospitals declines to 36 percent
Daily coronavirus infection rate in Kazakhstan does not exceed 1.2 percent. The progress in the implementation of anti-epidemic measures was discussed during a conference call chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin. Kazakh Health Minister Alexey Tsoy reported on the current situation of the spread of coronavirus in the country.
“To date, 69.4 percent of all infected people have recovered, and the rest are receiving the necessary treatment. Hospital occupancy rate decreased to 36 percent,” Tsoy said.
Coronavirus reproduction rate that has been below one for a week is recorded in Atyrau region, Aktobe region, Mangystau region, Kyzylorda region, East Kazakhstan region, Zhambyl region, Turkistan region, Pavlodar region, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Almaty. The COVID-19 reproduction rate that is above one remains in Kostanai region and Akmola region. Kazakh PM instructed the governors of these regions to reinforce anti-epidemic measures.
“The situation in these regions is difficult. It is therefore necessary for the governors of these regions to reinforce anti-epidemic measures. They must continue intensive work on treating infected citizens and reduce the spread of the virus, including an awareness-raising campaign among the population on the importance of following the sanitary norms and quarantine regulations,” Mamin said.
He noted that the world statistics shows a new spike in coronavirus cases in 126 countries.
“Therefore, we should be ready for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus this fall, and, to prevent it, should follow all the established requirements and implement a set of planned measures,” Mamin concluded.