The head of the South-Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee told who is more likely to get sick with COVID-19

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 12:48

The situation with the incidence of COVID in South Ossetia is still unstable, the incidence is increasing in the republic, the head of South-Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee.Marina Kochieva said at the meeting of the operational staff in Tskhinval.

“For the period from October 1 to October 16, out of 4384 tests carried out, 31% are laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus. This suggests that there is an increase in the incidence of COVID-19,” said Kochieva.

According to her, residents of Tskhinval are mainly involved in the epidemic process, as in previous periods, they make up 71% of cases of coronavirus, rural residents - 29%, men - 47% and women - 53%.

"37% of the infected were recorded in Dzau district, in Znaur – 16%, in Tskhinval – 29%, in Leningor – 18 %. A sharp increase is noted in the latter, in September there were 8% of cases, and now their number has increased by 10%," said Marina Kochieva.

Regarding the structure of morbidity by age categories, the chief sanitary doctor has noted that citizens from 0 to 17 years old make up 15% of those infected, from 18 to 29 - 16%, from 30 to 49 years old - 33%, from 50 to 64 years old - 20%. from 65 and above - 16%.

Kochieva has added that the increase in the incidence is associated with a number of factors, the main of which is non-compliance by citizens with epidemiological measures.

“We are dealing with such cases when the infected go out into the street, do not observe the mask regime and endanger others,” she said.

The head of the South-Ossetian Consumer Supervision Committee. has stressed that at the same time, there is an increase in the incidence of .SARS and influenza, which also complicates the epidemiological situation.

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