On the one hand, we are already accustomed to masks and social distance, queues and other quarantine measures, but people want to return to the life that was before the coronavirus. When it will be? The journalist of the 24 channel website talked to epidemiologists, who told at what stage of the spread of the infection Ukraine is.
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Epidemiologist Lyudmila Mukharskaya, in a commentary for the site, emphasized that Ukraine, like the whole world, is still in a period of pandemic. To date, the virus is still actively spreading, but there are no such indicators that would indicate that there is a recession in Ukraine.
In other words, the first wave of the epidemic is still going on in Ukraine, and it has dragged on for quite some time. The main reason is non-compliance with restrictions.
Lyudmila Mukharskaya / Photo from Facebook luydmila.mukharska
Therefore, you cannot relax. You must adhere to quarantine. Or Ukraine will return to tough measures.
For example, in the small Balkan country of Montenegro, the COVID-19 epidemic is being announced for the second time, although earlier the authorities of this country happily announced that they had defeated the disease.
This decision was made after Montenegro went through two incubation periods of 28 days without a single new case of coronavirus. And here it is again. It turns out that humanity has not yet sufficiently studied this new virus.
In Ukraine, although the situation is stable, the number of new diseases is not decreasing, and anti-records are recorded in Kiev. Given this situation, the government decided to extend the quarantine until the end of the summer. But starting from August 1, the country will be divided into different zones – green, yellow, orange and red.
Dynamics of the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine:
The level of the epidemic situation will be determined automatically based on certain algorithms.
Apply area-level metrics that are still in use:
occupancy of beds in medical institutions – no more than 50%; average number of tests – no less than 24 per 100 thousand of population; case detection rate – no more than 11%; indicator of the dynamics of the growth of cases – more than 10%.
When there is no excess, the area is in the green zone, in which there are fewer restrictions:
in transport, it is prohibited to carry more passengers than the seats provided (by the way, not all carriers adhere to this). holding mass events in closed rooms are allowed only when accommodating 1 person per 5 square meters. cultural events in cinemas and theaters are possible only for 50% of the halls fullness.
If the indicators of the criteria begin to change for five consecutive days, then the region goes into the "yellow" zone. And how they will refer to orange and red, now the government has not reported.
Health Minister Maxim Stepanov said that from now on, quarantine restrictions will be harmonized with quarantine in Europe: "Yes, they will count not by the number of patients, but by the dynamics of morbidity, as is done in the countries of the European Union."
By the way, quarantine is being extended in Ukraine for the sixth time. And what will happen in the fall?
Will there be a second wave?
The second wave of the crisis has been scaring us for a long time, they say, it will be more powerful than the first.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Respiratory and Other Viral Infections, Institute of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases named after L.V. Gromashevsky Alla Mironenko believes that the second wave will be, and it will be complicated by respiratory diseases typical for autumn and winter. The expert told about this in the commentary for the 24 channel website.
In winter, people are expected to stay indoors more and open windows less. This increases the risk of getting sick.
– said the epidemiologist.
The second wave of the coronavirus epidemic may be heavier than the first, experts confirm. Since the next flu season begins in autumn in October, and the superposition of seasonal flu on a coronavirus infection can have very serious consequences.
Alla Mironenko / Photo by Ukrinform
In addition, it is worth remembering that besides COVID-19 there are other diseases, they have not disappeared anywhere. Accordingly, the workload of the healthcare system will be great.
Therefore, we keep our distance and do not forget about other precautions – they save lives.
As of July 22, 60,995 cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed in Ukraine, 1,536 people died, and another 33,172 recovered. Most active patients are in the Lviv region.