CVI "Indian" strain found in all Kazakhstan regions - Health Ministry

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CVI "Indian" strain found in all Kazakhstan regions - Health Ministry

CVI "Indian" strain found in all Kazakhstan regions - Health Ministry

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In connection with the spread of the "Delta" strain of coronavirus in the world, the Ministry of Healthcare conducted PCR screening of positive laboratory samples obtained from patients with CVI, refers to the press service of the Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan reporting.

As of July 1, 2021, 414 samples were screened to identify the Indian strain. According to the results, the "Indian" strain was found in 48.3% in all regions and in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent.

The final confirmation of the mutation presence and its belonging to the "Delta" strain will be determined after the completion of full genome sequencing of DNA samples.

In the "Delta" strain the incubation period is reduced to 5 days, intestinal symptoms prevail, progression of the disease is rapid, and people of younger age fall ill, the course among children and pregnant women is more severe, the ministry noted.

"In this regard, the Healthcare Ministry asks Kazakhstanis to take care of their health and the health of their loved ones, to complete the course of vaccination against COVID-19. At the same time, to reduce the risk of the virus spreading, it is necessary to comply with all preventive measures: wearing masks. , observance of social distance, hand hygiene, airing of premises, etc. ", the Ministry says.

According to the World Health Organization, as of July 1, 2021, the "Delta" strain of SARS-CoV-2 has been identified in 96 countries of the world.

09:09, 2 July 2021

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