The number of new cases of COVID-19 last week rose by 16% compared with a week before, the incidence being 308 cases per 100,000 people. 80% of the about 11,000 persons confirmed with the infection last week weren’t vaccinated for COVID-19. The number of severe and moderate cases of COVID-19 grew by 8-10%, IPN reporters, quoting the Ministry of Health.
Minister of Health Ala Nemerenco told a news conference that the situation in several regions is worse than the average per country, such as the municipalities of Bălți (455 cases per 100,000 people) and Chisinau (436 cases per 100,000 people). Besides the two municipalities, the districts of Glodeni, Basarabeasca, Anenii Noi, Dondușeni, Sângerei and Edineț are also on red alert.
Two categories of patients are monitored with increased attention – children and pregnant women. As many as 21,658 children and 1,356 pregnant women got infected so far. Of the 168 children who are hospitalized, two are in a very serious state. Last week, the number of infected pregnant women rose from 37 to 49. The authorities call on the pregnant women to see a doctor on the first symptoms or if they had been in contact with an infected person.
The number of persons with COVID-19 hospitalized last week rose by 35%, increasing also the pressure on the national hospitals. The number of serious forms of COVID-19 also grew, with over 90% of these being caused by the Delta variant, according to the sequencing data, said the minister.
The number of cases of COVID-19 in Moldova on October 26 totaled 330,799, while of associated deaths – 7,576. Fatalities reached a record high yesterday – 41. Among the victims is a man aged 23 from Drochia district.