In South Ossetia 25 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in a day

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 12:39

The number of people infected with coronavirus in South Ossetia in a day was 25. As reported to IA "Res" by chief sanitary doctor of the Republic Marina Kochieva, the total number of the infected has increased to 272 people.

“25 Tests for COVID-19 in South Ossetia have shown a positive result. In total, 272 citizens fell ill in the Republic, of which 14 peoplerecovered and were discharged from the medical institutions,”Kochieva said.

According to her, to date, 47 patients are in the hospital in the isolation ward of the Republican Medical Center in Tskhinval, and 35 patients are in the children's hospital. The rest, according to Kochieva, are on outpatient treatment.

Since April of this year, more than 6 thousand tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in the PCR laboratory of the South Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee.

In the Republic, all secondary schools and educational institutions are closed for two weeks due to cases of coronavirus, seasonal SARS and influenza Instructions have been sent to the Ministry of Education. According to the South Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee, an increase in the incidence is observed, "we are talking about a seasonal increase in the incidence of SARS, as well as coronavirus."

The authorities are recommended to transfer persons aged 65 and over to self-isolation. On Monday, the Presidential Executive Office and the Cabinet of Ministers, where cases of coronavirus were also detected, have also been switched to a remote mode of work with duty,. Last Saturday it became known that President of the Republic Anatoly Bibilov and Acting Head of the Cabinet of Ministers Gennady Bekoev also fell ill with coronavirus.

The Ministry of Health has prepared the children's hospital of the RMMC with up to 100 beds for a possible complication of the epidemiological situation due to the growing spread of coronavirus infection.

The chief sanitary doctor urged citizens in the context of the coronavirus pandemic not to self-medicate, but to call a doctor at home at the first symptoms.

In addition, according to the press service of the head of state, on the eve, on the instructions of the President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic sent a letter to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with a request to send a military field hospital to the Republic, which will have 150 beds.

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