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The last two weeks in Moscow have been recording record rates for the detection of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization, and mortality. The main reason for this was the spread of a new mutation of the coronavirus infection – the Indian strain “delta”.

The medical system in Moscow is operating at almost full capacity. This was reported by Sergei Sobyanin at a meeting with members of the Government of the Russian Federation via videoconference, which was held by Vladimir Putin

“Naturally, the outpatient system was mobilized for outpatient treatment, CT diagnostics, vaccinations and so on. The medical system copes, we provide all the necessary citizens, but nevertheless it is clear that medical opportunities are not unlimited. Although Moscow has made a fairly serious reserve, ”said the Mayor of Moscow.

An additional 20 thousand beds have been created in the capital to treat patients with coronavirus infection. Most of them are in temporary hospitals, but there are also those that are removed from the mainstream health care system.

Dangerous and aggressive

The situation with the spread of coronavirus infection has worsened in the capital over the past two weeks. Doctors record record rates of detectability, which were not there for the entire period of the pandemic. At the same time, 77 percent of the sick are citizens of working age.

“In terms of hospitalization, we have already approached the maximum indicators – it is 12 thousand people per week. We see that this week is likely to show the maximum hospitalization for the entire period of the pandemic. Very bad mortality rates. We have been fixing a record number of daily mortality for two days already, ”the Moscow Mayor said.

About 90 percent of all cases were infected with a new mutation of the coronavirus infection – the Indian strain “delta”. It has more aggressive properties. The human body needs more antibodies to resist this type of virus.

“This means that the estimated collective immunity, which we considered sufficient (this is about 60 percent of citizens, Muscovites who have already been ill or vaccinated), in terms of immune status against delta, has decreased from 60 percent to 25 percent,” he explained Sergei Sobyanin.

To prevent the development of complications of the disease, vaccination and revaccination of citizens is necessary. As noted by Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, domestic vaccines protect against new strains, but you need to consult a doctor when the first symptoms appear. Then the disease will pass in a mild form.

“We have significantly increased the burden on medical workers in a number of regions, additional beds are being opened. And in this regard, I want to appeal to our citizens, to employers, so that the observance of restrictive measures is maximally ensured and the appropriate vaccination is carried out in order to protect myself and my loved ones, ”said Tatiana Golikova.

According to her, an order was given to supplement the certificate of the vaccinated with a section that would reflect the duration of the vaccine protection. It is also planned that the section will be able to download PCR testing data and information about the transferred COVID-19 (in case of citizens’ consent).

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Vaccinations and measures to protect Muscovites

The pace of vaccination is increasing in the capital. So, service workers must be vaccinated in accordance with decree chief state sanitary doctor of the capital. In recent days, registration at vaccination points has increased 10 times, and over the past day, about 60 thousand people have signed up for vaccination.

“This suggests that we can really ramp up this rate to vaccinate a couple of million people a month. And keeping such rates, we will really be able to carry out mass vaccination – the only way to protect citizens and their health from the oncoming new infection, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

So far in Moscow, more than two million people have been vaccinated with the first component. To make vaccination against coronavirus infection It is possible in 100 points on the basis of city polyclinics (by appointment) and in public places where mobile teams work. Also, vaccinations can be taken in seven centers of public services and in the pavilions “Healthy Moscow”.

In addition, other necessary measures were taken to protect Muscovites. Thus, a temporary ban was introduced on holding concerts, entertainment, entertainment and sports events, which can be attended by more than 500 people at the same time. They also suspended the work of food courts and children’s entertainment centers, closed attractions, children’s and sports grounds, rental points, gazebos and other entertainment facilities in large city parks and in natural areas. And from June 28, only residents who have either been vaccinated, or have had COVID-19 in the past six months, or have a negative PCR test valid for three days, will be able to visit catering establishments.

“This is also an additional incentive, on the one hand, to vaccination, on the other hand, it is clearly a restrictive measure that contributes to the separation of citizens and a decrease in the incidence rate. The measure is tough, unpopular, but necessary in the situation in which we find ourselves. In my opinion, this is better than taking and closing the work of an entire industry, ”Sergei Sobyanin said.

He added that the Moscow Government will continue to monitor the situation with the spread of infection and will promptly take the necessary measures. “In my opinion, the situation will be difficult. In general, it’s not something to relax, but we don’t have to make any optimistic forecasts, ”the Moscow Mayor concluded.

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