Krasnodar, 13 April. Over 250,000 Kuban residents have already been vaccinated for COVID-19, Yuri Sarychev, Deputy Head of the Administration of Organisation of Public Medical Aid of the regional Ministry of Health Care, announced at a traditional weekly briefing.
To form collective immunity, at least 60% of the adult population, or 2.7 million people, must be vaccinated. Currently, the plan has been performed to 9.3%. Over 164,000 persons have received both inoculations.
“Last week, the regional Ministry of Health Care increased the number of vaccinations points by 90 to 239, including 56 mobile posts. Inoculation at 24 rural health posts have been organised for residents of remote settlements. Our priority is people aged 60 and older – more than 136,000 persons of this category have been inoculated; plus patients of residential care homes – about 4,500 persons, and medical staff – about 34,000,” Mr. Sarychev reported.
He also stated that the sickness rate is falling in the region, with 750 new cases registered last week.
“The spread rate is equal to 0.97, which points to a steady tendency towards decrease of the sickness rate,” Mr. Sarychev stated.
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