MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
If earlier COVID-19 was more often diagnosed in elderly Muscovites, now 77 percent of cases are people from 22 to 55 years old.
In Moscow, the spread of coronavirus infection is deteriorating. If two weeks ago a thousand people were hospitalized a day, now it is 1800. The increase was more than 70 percent, she said. Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development. These figures are close to the peaks in May and December last year.
“During the previous week, we saw an exponential increase in new cases. In a week, the number of infected people increased by 80 percent. And in two weeks it has doubled exactly. If such growth rates continue, then even if the entire maximum of the city’s beds that can be used for covid are deployed, in about two or three weeks there will simply be no beds in hospitals. This is simple mathematics that puts us in a rigid framework, ”said Anastasia Rakova.
The largest increase in the number of cases among young people is noted. 77 percent of patients with coronavirus are people of working age – from 22 to 55 years old. Earlier, the severe course of COVID-19 was more often recorded in elderly Muscovites with weak immunity. Now people are being hospitalized who are not at risk at all.
“Today, everyone has access to vaccination – the only effective way to protect against coronavirus. At the same time, doctors note that vaccination should be carried out as soon as possible. Stretching this process over time will not allow stopping the growth of morbidity and reducing the risks of mutation and the formation of new virus strains in the future, ”explained Anastasia Rakova.
Today, vaccination centers are deployed in Moscow in polyclinics, shopping centers, parks, flagship centers of public services and other public spaces. This makes it possible to quadruple the daily vaccination volume. At the same time, capacities can be increased if demand from citizens grows.
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