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COVID-19 variants driving rising symptomatic cases in Almaty city

4 May 2021 14:55
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COVID-19 variants driving rising symptomatic cases in Almaty city

ALMATY. KAZINFORM – The number of people with symptomatic COVID-19 continues rising in Almaty city, Assel Kalykova, the city’s deputy head of the sanitary epidemiological control department, told aon online briefing at the regional communications service, Kazinform correspondent reports.

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According to Kalykova, symptomatic cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Almaty city, accounting for 73% of the total COVID-19 cases in the city in January, 70% in February, 78% in March, 86% in April, and 87.4% in the first three days of May, due to the growing infections caused by the COVID-19 variants.

In her words, most of the cases are detected in active people aged from 20 to 70 years old – 76% of the total cases. 20-39 year olds represent 33% of the infections reported last week, 40-59 year olds – 28.9%, and people over 60 years old – 23.3%.

As of today, 3,767 people are receiving treatment at the city’s infectious diseases hospitals, occupying 58.3% of the total beds and 51.6% of ICU beds.

A total of 15,670 COVID-19 PCR tests, which can be increased to 26,992, are carried out at the city’s 26 labs. 14 ELISA labs with a capacity of 3,248 tests per day operate in the city.

There are 211 COVID-19 vaccination sites at medical facilities, schools, culture, sports facilities, markets, and trade and entertainment center in Almaty city.



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