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Acute respiratory infections’ incidence rate up in Almaty region

16 September 2021 11:11
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Acute respiratory infections’ incidence rate up in Almaty region

ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Almaty region has recently seen an increase in the incidence rate of acute respiratory infections, Kazinform correspondent reports.

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According to the sanitary and epidemiological control department of Almaty region, the region has already reported 47,309 cases of acute respiratory infections during this epidemiological season, that is 41.6% more than in the previous epidemiological season.

«Such high incidence rate of the acute respiratory infections is fueled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Incidence rate among children stands at 34.2%. No flu cases have been registered so far,» the department said in a statement.

It was noted that up to 300,000 doses on anti-flu vaccines are expected to be purchased for Almaty region. Local authorities have already bought half of the required doses - 150,000 - to the amount of 147 million tenge.

It is worth mentioning that anti-COVID vaccination campaign started in Kazakhstan in early February 2021. Healthcare workers were the first in line to get anti-COVID jabs. The mass vaccination kicked off on April 2, 2021.

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