Vaccination rate in Kazakhstan amounted to 59% — Alexey Tsoy

At the government session chaired by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, the issue of the sanitary and epidemiological situation on the incidence of COVID-19 was considered. Minister of Healthcare Aleksey Tsoy, First Deputy Chair of Atameken NCE Nariman Abilshaikov, Akim of Nur-Sultan Altay Kulginov, Akim of Kyzylorda region Gulshara Abdykalikova, Akim of Aktobe region Ondasyn Urazalin presented their reports.

According to the Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy, the situation with morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 in the world continues to be unstable. According to the latest data, more than 204 million cases of CVI have been registered in the world, more than 500 thousand cases are recorded per day. More than 4.3 million people have died.

A high number of cases were registered in America — more than 78 million, Europe — more than 60 million, in Southeast Asia — more than 38 million, in the Eastern Mediterranean countries — more than 12 million. where during the week the incidence increased by 98%, Israel — 75%, Azerbaijan — 69%. In Kazakhstan, the weekly growth was 10%.

“In Kazakhstan, in connection with the detection of the delta strain, an increase in the incidence was registered in July, but since the beginning of August there has been a slowdown in the increase in the incidence of coronavirus infection and the stabilization of the epidemiological situation on COVID-19 in the city of Nur-Sultan,” Tsoy noted.

According to him, since Aug. 1, the prevalence index in the Republic of Kazakhstan has been reduced by 9% from 1.11 to 1.01, in the city of Nur-Sultan — the indicator was below 1, in the city of Almaty the number of R has been reduced by 19% (from 1.19 to 1.0).

In the context of regions, according to daily monitoring of bed occupancy as of Aug. 11, 2021, a total of 55,658 infectious beds were deployed in 328 medical facilities, employment in the republic is 54%.

The number of intensive care beds in infectious diseases hospitals is 4,969, employment is 45%.

In case of a complication of the epidemiological situation, there is a reserve of 7,419 infectious beds.

High occupancy of infectious beds, according to the minister, is noted in Atyrau region, Nur-Sultan city at 69%, in Aktobe region - 65%, in Almaty and Zhambyl region at 63%.

As for vaccination, to date, 5.9 million people have been vaccinated with the 1st component, the coverage of the subject population was 59%, with the 2nd component, about 4.5 million people were vaccinated, covering 45.2% of the subject population.

The lowest percentage of vaccination coverage with the first dose is observed in the Mangystau region. The regions are provided with sufficient vaccine. Vaccines are being delivered on schedule.

“When assessing the effectiveness of vaccination, it was found that 99.9% of the incidence rate falls on the unvaccinated, while the proportion of cases after vaccination was only 0.1%,” Tsoy noted.

According to him, the proportion of mortality from COVID-19 among the unvaccinated was 97.7%, while the vaccinated accounted for 2.3%, at the same time the vaccinated had severe chronic diseases. These facts, as the minister noted, once again prove the effectiveness of vaccination in the prevention of severe consequences from COVID-19.

“Taking into account the epidemiological situation, the prevalence of the delta strain and vaccination coverage, according to the estimated projections, we are moving according to an optimistic scenario,” Tsoy reported.

The minister noted that vaccination has a positive effect on the epidemiological situation in the country and the regional akimats need to continue their outreach work with the population on this issue.

Akim of Aktobe region Ondasyn Urazalin, in turn, reported that over the past day, 304 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the region, including 22 cases of pneumonia.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, 20,199 cases have been registered in the region (pneumonia — 2,611). To date, 15,232 patients (75.4%) have recovered,” Urazalin noted.

In infectious diseases hospitals of the region, 1,072 people are receiving treatment, of which 93 people are in intensive care, including 57 people on a ventilator.

Regarding the bed fund and medicines, the akim reported that the total bed fund for today is 3,603, including infectious — 1,650 (intensive care — 192). The occupancy rate of infectious beds is 65.5%, resuscitation beds — 46.8%. The number of beds in reserve is 1,953 (intensive care beds — 209).

Also, according to the akim, all medical organizations of the region have a 2-month supply of medicines and protective equipment.

As for the issues of vaccination, according to the akim, since February 2021, a total of 506,990 doses of vaccines have been delivered to the region. In total, there are 44 vaccination points in the region. To date, out of 460 thousand residents subject to vaccination, the first component has been vaccinated about 245,940 people, the second component 179,497 people. That is, the coverage of the first component is 53.5%. As a result, 39% of the planned population received full immunization.

“Compared to the beginning of summer, when 1,000-1,500 people were vaccinated per day, at present this figure is on average 3,000 people,” Urazalin noted.

The work of monitoring groups has also intensified. In total, in the region, according to the akim, monitoring groups carried out 6,500 raids, covered 34 thousand objects. As a result, 770 violations were revealed, fines were imposed in the amount of about 64 million tenge.

“The issue of the epidemiological situation and vaccination is under control, we will intensify our work in this direction,” Urazalin assured.

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