News about coronavirus in Ukraine on July 22
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COVID-19 spread statistics
Over the past day, 829 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were detected in Ukraine. The total number of infections increased to 60,995, of which 33,172 people recovered. Unfortunately, from complications caused by COVID-19, 1,534 people died in Ukraine as of July 22.
According to the State Statistics Service, 642 Ukrainians died from coronavirus complications from January to May 2020.
At the same time, according to the NSDC of Ukraine, from January to May, 708 people died as a result of the coronavirus in Ukraine.
How many cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the regions
Lviv region – 8353 (+124) Kiev – 7166 (+132) Chernivtsi region – 5404 (+41) Rivne region – 5232 (+49) Transcarpathian region – 4578 (+60) Ivano-Frankivsk region – 3689 (+78) Volyn region region – 3359 (+41) Kiev region – 3359 (+27) Kharkiv region – 3139 (+57) Odessa region – 2660 (+22) Ternopil region – 2508 (+42) Vinnytsia region – 2364 (+34) Zhytomyr region – 1634 (+25) Dnipropetrovsk region – 1260 (+36) Khmelnytsky region – 994 (+3) Cherkasy region – 853 (+6) Donetsk region – 813 (+16 Zaporozhye region – 681 (+9) Kirovograd region – 688 (+ 2)
Chernihiv region – 654 (+5) Mykolaiv region – 527 (+3) Sumy region – 383 (+12) Poltava region – 360 (+4) Kherson region – 217 (+1) Luhansk region – 110
How many confirmed deaths from coronavirus
Lviv region – 212 Chernivtsi region – 208 (+3) Transcarpathian region – 163 (+3) Kiev – 128 Ivano-Frankivsk region – 125 (+3) Kharkiv region – 119 (+1) Rivne region – 91 (+2) Volyn region – 79 (+2) Kiev region – 59 Vinnytsia region – 42 (+2) Odessa region – 38 (+1) Cherkasy region – 36 (+1) Ternopil region – 35 Zhytomyr region – 35
Kirovograd region – 33 Dnipropetrovsk region – 25 Khmelnytsky region – 23 Zaporozhye region – 21 Chernigov region – 15 Poltava region – 13 Nikolaev region – 12 Donetsk region – 11 Sumy region – 7 (+1) Kherson region – 3 Luhansk region – 1
Coronavirus in the Armed Forces
Over the past day, COVID-19 was found in 14 more military personnel. Now in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 134 people are sick with COVID-19.
Will there be a second wave of coronavirus
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 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.
Gynecologist fell ill in Zhytomyr region – the maternity ward was closed
A gynecologist from the Korostyshevskaya Central District Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19. Consequently, the maternity ward of the institution was quarantined. 22 people contacted him. In particular, 16 medical workers and 6 patients who were at the reception of this doctor.
Adaptive quarantine extended in Ukraine
The Cabinet of Ministers decided to extend the quarantine in Ukraine until August 31. However, in the last month of summer, the quarantine will have a new form: the regions of Ukraine will be divided into four zones: green, yellow, orange and red.
In Ukraine, it is different to consider the incidence rates of coronavirus
During monitoring, they will use indicators at the regional level, which are used now:
occupancy of beds in medical institutions – no more than 50%; the average number of tests is at least 24 per 100 thousand of the population; the case detection rate is no more than 11%; the rate of the dynamics of the growth of cases is no more than 10%.
When there are no overshoots, the area is in the green zone, which has fewer restrictions. If the indicators of the criteria begin to change for five consecutive days, then the region goes into the "yellow" zone.
Which areas are not ready to ease quarantine
As of July 22, 7 regions are not ready to move to the next stage of quarantine relaxation:
Volyn region; Transcarpathian region; Ivano-Frankivsk region; Lviv region; Ternopil region; Kharkov region; Chernihiv region.
Are Ukrainians ready to be vaccinated against coronavirus / Infographic 24 channel
The number of patients in the sanatorium in Berdyansk is growing
In Berdyansk, in the sanatorium "Arktika", a coronavirus infection was found in 12 people. It is noted that the first cases were recorded in early July.
"During July 2-21, 12 cases of COVID-19 were registered, related to recreation in one of the health institutions on the Berdyansk Spit," the press service of the regional laboratory center said.
Pregnant women are at risk
Deputy Minister of Health Irina Mikichak said that among almost 61 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, 225 of them are pregnant women.
The Ministry of Health noted that most of the infected pregnant women are in the Rivne region and in the city of Kiev.
Mikichak added that during the epidemic in Ukraine, 92 pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 needed hospitalization. This is 41% of all sick women and 6 of them were in serious condition and needed intensive care units.
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Ukraine's place in Europe and the world in terms of the number of cases of COVID-19
Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko noted that according to world statistics on the number of cases of coronavirus disease, today Ukraine is in 10th place in Europe and 36th in the world.
True, according to him, Ukrainian statistics are quite moderate and adequate to the situation in the world. As an argument, Lyashko added that the number of infected in Ukraine does not match the global problems that exist in the United States (4 million infections), Brazil (2 million) and India (1.2 million).
How schools will be taught in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic
According to the new rules of adaptive quarantine, on September 1, children from those regions that meet the criteria will be able to go to school. Schools will not open only in the regions of the red zone. But if the territory falls into the green, yellow or orange level, children will sit down at school desks.
Chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko, for his part, noted that the Ministry of Health will provide education in schools in the context of the coronavirus epidemic, by analogy with how it happened during the flu and SARS season. Then the schools work until they exceed the epidemiological threshold.
True, it is still impossible to determine the epidemiological threshold, because the coronavirus circulates for a year. According to him, certain recommendations on how schools work in the green, yellow and orange zones are still at the stage of approval and will be made public a little later.
Quarantine in Ukraine continued: what the 4 zones provide / Infographics of the Ministry of Health
Coronavirus in the world on July 22
According to the NSDC, 15,176,147 cases of coronavirus infection have already been identified in the world. Unfortunately, 622,163 deaths were recorded from complications caused by COVID-19. More than 8.6 million people have been able to overcome the disease and recover.
Most cases were recorded in the USA, Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.
Impact of weather conditions on the spread of coronavirus
An international group of physicists has learned that the best conditions for the spread of coronavirus infection occur in cool weather and high humidity.
Research has shown that at 35 ° Celsius and 40% relative humidity, a droplet can fly up to 2.5 meters. At a temperature of 5 ° C and a humidity of 80%, this distance will be more than 3.5 meters.
The conclusion of the scientists says that this is further evidence of the need to wear masks that effectively stop drops of "dangerous" size. In addition, maintaining a distance of 1-2 meters is an insufficient measure to prevent airborne infections.
Coronavirus Symptoms / Channel 24 Infographic
Antibodies to coronavirus disappear quickly
The antibodies that the immune system makes to fight the coronavirus may only "work" for a few months in people with mild disease. But this does not mean that protection is disappearing or that it will be impossible to develop an effective vaccine.
So, according to the researchers, the level of antibodies three months after infection may decrease to such an extent that they cannot be detected.
Note that the human body can develop other forms of immune responses, including with the help of the so-called T cells, which can also protect a person from re-infection with COVID-19.
COVID-19 is transmitted without symptoms through breathing or talking
Scientists have been reporting for months that the coronavirus may be in the air after infected people breathe and talk.
A study by scientists from the University of Nebraska, which was uploaded to the preprint medical site, showed for the first time that SARS-CoV-2 microplets (small particles) taken from the air can replicate in a laboratory setting.
This strengthens the hypothesis that the spread of the coronavirus is caused by ordinary conversation or breathing, and not just coughing and sneezing. The researchers also argue that infectious doses of the virus can spread much further than two meters. The results are still considered preliminary and have not yet appeared in a peer-reviewed journal.
In the US, the actual number of patients could be 24 times higher
Researchers from the United States conducted antibody testing in 16,000 randomly selected residents of 10 American states.
The number of people who had antibodies varied depending on where they lived. For example, in the San Francisco Bay Area, there were about 1%, and in New York, 6.9%. In 7 states, the number of infected, as shown by tests, is 10 times higher than official statistics.
The authors of this study believe that the real number of COVID-19 patients in America is 6-24 times more than the official one. The vast majority of such patients do not develop antibodies in their bodies. This happens if they have had a mild or no symptoms at all.
Three COVID-19 vaccines have entered the last stage of trials
Three more experimental coronavirus vaccines have proven to be safe and able to induce an immune response in healthy people.
A vaccine from Oxford University supported by AstraZeneca. Chinese vaccine scientists from CanSino Biologics. A vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech.
Germany will host a concert for 4,000 spectators to find out how COVID-19 is transmitted
In Germany, scientists want to conduct a large-scale experiment on August 22, which supposedly will help to better understand the mechanism of the spread of COVID-19 at public events in closed rooms.
The experiment will be allowed between the ages of 18 and 50 years, participants who did not have symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours before the event, as well as those people who have not had contact with infected or otherwise at risk of becoming infected. All participants will be tested for the coronavirus and will be given respirators and fluorescent antiseptics to use. Three scenarios will be played.