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More than 1.7 thousand patients with COVID-19 were detected in Ukraine in a week


Mar 22, 2024

Over the past week, COVID-19 was detected in 1,708 Ukrainians, 225 cases — among children.

The Ministry of Health reports this, Ukrinform reports.

"Over the week, COVID-19 was detected in 1,708 Ukrainians, 225 cases— among children. From March 11 to March 17, 597 people were hospitalized in the country’s hospitals due to complications of COVID-19, including — 94 children, the message says.

The largest number of cases of COVID-19 were registered in Rivne, Khmelnitsky, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zhytomyr regions. Despite this, non-epidemic levels of morbidity were observed in all regions of Ukraine.

In addition, according to the Ministry of Health, during the week from March 11 to 17, 150,422 people fell ill with ARVI, of which 88,829 — children. 4,198 Ukrainians needed treatment for ARVI in medical institutions. There were 24 deaths among patients who tested positive for COVID-19. All of the deceased had not received preventive vaccinations against COVID-19 within the last 12 months. , 1 case — in the Sumy region (74 years old). All the deceased were not vaccinated against influenza.

In total, since the beginning of the epidemic season in October, 3,741,186 Ukrainians have been ill with ARVI, influenza and COVID-19. 912 deaths registered: 839 — due to complications of COVID-19, 73 — due to complications of influenza.

The Ministry of Health reminded that vaccinations against COVID-19 in 2024 remain free of charge for all Ukrainians. You can get vaccinated by making an appointment with your family doctor or at a vaccination point in a medical facility. After the outbreak of a full-scale war, the work of mass vaccination centers operating in shopping malls and other facilities adapted for mass vaccinations was stopped for security reasons. A network of vaccination points operating in outpatient clinics, hospitals, primary care centers — valid. Information about the nearest vaccination points, their addresses and opening hours can be found by calling the Ministry of Health contact center at 0 800 60 20 19. As Ukrinform reported, the Ministry of Health has updated recommendations for primary vaccination with the bivalent omicron-specific vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccine was previously approved only for booster shots. Now Ukrainians who do not have vaccinations against COVID-19, have not completed the primary vaccination, or patients for whom the doctor recommends an additional “booster vaccination” will be able to receive vaccination with an omicron-specific vaccine. “This is an updated version of the Comirnaty vaccine from the American company Pfizer, adapted specifically for protection against the Omicron strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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