16. Information Center - Kazakhstan has been in a high risk red zone for two
weeks, said Kazakh Vice Healthcare Minister Marat Shoranov at a press
conference with the Central Communications Services, The Astana Times reports.
the epidemiological situation has deteriorated, so since the beginning of April
29,200 cases have been registered. Compared to the same period in March, there
has been an increase in the incidence rate by 2.8 times. Up to 2,800 patients
per day are being registered. An increase of morbidity has been noted in all
regions, except Kostanai,North KazakhstanandPavlodarregions,” said Shoranov.
In the red
zone are Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent and Atyrau, as well as the Aktobe,
Akmola, Almaty,West KazakhstanandKaragandaregions.
Zhambyl, Kyzylorda,Pavlodar,North Kazakhstanand Mangistau regions are in the yellow
zone, while only the Kostanai andTurkistanregions are in the green zone.
April,Kazakhstanhad 281,351 coronavirus cases and 51,695
coronavirus pneumonia cases. Over the past day, the nation registered 2,657
said 60 percent of all cases in the country accounts for the city ofNur-Sultanand Almaty and the Almaty Region.
capital Nur-Sultan has been in the red zone for a month now and the cases are
on the rise from 300 to 650 daily cases. Over the past week, the number of
cases increased by 19 percent.
population is most vulnerable to the infection accounting for 79.6 percent of
new cases, followed by children – 17.6 percent and teenagers – 2.8 percent.
explained the surge in cases with noncompliance of city residents with sanitary
regulations, including visits to crowded places and not wearing masks.
citizens have so far received at least one dose of the vaccine –Russia’s Sputnik V being produced at the
Karaganda-based pharmaceutical plant.
beginning of April, more than 923,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine have been
delivered to the regions and an additional 910,000 doses are expected to be delivered until the end of the month.
also said 500,000 doses of other vaccine producers are expected, though he did
not specify which ones.