Alexey Tsoi spoke about the epidemiological situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan


August 3, 2021

“Today, at a meeting of the Government, Minister of Health Alexei Tsoi spoke about the epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan and measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republik of Kazakhstan reports.

According to the matrix for assessing the epidemiological situation, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been in the red zone since June 26. With the exception of the Turkestan region, all regions are in the red zone. On August 3 of this year the employment of infectious beds in the republic was 56%, resuscitation beds – 44%. The highest occupancy of infectious beds is observed in Nur-Sultan – 67%, Shymkent – 77%, intensive care beds in Akmola – 67%, Atyrau – 68%, Mangistau – 80% regions and in Nur-Sultan – 80%.

“The Ministry of Health has provided travel to 10 regions of Kazakhstan as part of the leading employees of the Ministry and the teaching staff of medical universities in order to provide methodological and practical assistance in the management of patients with coronavirus infection. A detailed analysis and assessment of the situation has been carried out in the regions and specific recommendations have been given to stabilize the situation, ”- A. Tsoi said.

According to the matrix for assessing the load on hospitals, there are 4 regions in the dark red zone:  Almaty, Shymkent, Atyrau and Karaganda regions, in which the rate of weekly bed occupancy ranges from 200 and more per 100 thousand population.

The Minister noted that restrictive measures have been taken in the regions since August 2, taking into account the balance of business activity and stabilization of the epidemiological situation and within the framework of implementation. At the same time, vaccination of the population against CVI continues.

“To date, about 9.4 million doses of the vaccine have been used, of which 5,480,094 people were vaccinated with component 1, which is 55.4% of the subject population. The second component covers 3,941,941 people or 39.8% of the subject population. The Ministry signed contracts for the additional supply of 8 million doses for 4 million people. Delivery is on schedule. “In this regard, in the republic, the population’s access to vaccination is provided in sufficient quantities,” the Head of the Ministry of Health emphasized.

A. Tsoi also said that the dynamics of morbidity was studied in Nur-Sultan, taking into account the fact that for the first time the delta strain was detected in the capital (after June 20 of this year). The last two weeks, the incidence rate has been at the same level without exceeding the incidence rate.

“Based on the forecast of the epidemiological situation for August-September, we are following an optimistic scenario, where the projected number of registered cases in August-September 2021 is about 250 thousand people (on average, about 7 thousand cases per day),” the Minister said.

However, A. Tsoi emphasized, further development of the optimistic scenario is possible only if quarantine measures are observed and the vaccination coverage of the population is increased.