134 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the Vladimir region during the week. The increase is 22%. At the same time, 40% of those who fell ill were able-bodied people. The regional Department of Health and the Department of Rospotrebnadzor strongly recommend vaccination. There is no rush at the vaccination points in polyclinics yet.
Increased incidence rates have been registered in all adult groups. Almost 50% of the total number of infected people are 50-65+. And the 65+ category accounts for 32% of all those infected. Almost 40% are in the 18 to 50 age groups. A decrease in the incidence rate, according to Rospotrebnadzor, was registered among children.
“With the increase in the number of detected cases of COVID-19, caused by the spread of new subvariants of the Omicron strain, the introduction of any anti-epidemic restrictions is not required. Department of Rospotrebnadzor for Vladimir region recommends to follow simple precautions, which will help you and your relatives to reduce the risk of infection not only with COVID-19, but also with other respiratory diseases, including influenza. Avoid contact with people around you if you feel unwell, ventilate the room, wash your hands,” says Yulia Karkavanidi, an official representative of the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor.
Nobody imposes compulsory vaccination, it is emphasized in Rospotrebnadzor. But it is strongly recommended to vaccinate the elderly to avoid severe course and consequences of the disease. Students and working populations are advised to be revaccinated every six months. The Department of Health explains that the first component of the vaccine “Sputnik” is equal in effect to the vaccine “Sputnik Light”. There is enough of the drug in the region. There is also the Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents 12 – 16 years old.
“In the Vladimir region 641,916 people were vaccinated at two stages. Re-vaccinated 128,941 people. Covid is not going anywhere. Therefore, we urge all citizens to revaccinate. There are no people in polyclinics. There is no big activity. It has grown a little bit during the week”, – Elena Ovchinnikova, chief freelance therapist of the Regional Health Department says.
There are 50 treatment beds in the region today. Most of them – 40 – are located in City Hospital No. 6. There are places for coronavirus patients in the maternity hospital and children’s hospital. Now the bed capacity is 78% occupied. If necessary, additional beds will be opened.
Rospotrebnadzor explains that no one has a severe course of the disease, the disease is either asymptomatic or in a mild form. The situation is under strict control of the department.