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Kazakhstan to combine COVID-19 and pneumonia cases starting Aug 1

17 July 2020 15:42
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Kazakhstan to combine COVID-19 and pneumonia cases starting Aug 1

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan is to fully switch to the new codes for COVID-19 in the International Classification of Diseases starting August 1, Kazakh Health Minister Alexey Tsoi told an online briefing at the Central Communications Service on Friday, Kazinform correspondent reports.

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According to Tsoi, the Ministry received an official notification from the World Health Organization on classification and registration of COVID-19 cases in a new format on July 11.

The minister went on to say that to date Kazakhstan as well as many other countries had included only laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases into their statistics. According to him, the new statistics on COVID-19 cases and deaths will reflect laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases as well as non-laboratory-confirmed bacterial pneumonia cases with the similar symptoms.



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