Over 15 per cent of Moldova's residents vaccinated against Covid-19
15:18 | 21.07.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 21 July /MOLDPRES/ - As many as 894,622 doses of vaccine have been administered in Moldova, which accounts for a 15.1-per cent rate of immunization, without counting the people who were vaccinated abroad. The leadership of the Health, Labour and Social Protection Ministry (MSMPS) unveiled data to this effect at a news conference today.
The MSMPS state secretary, Denis Cernelea, said that, in the last week, 478 new cases of infection with COVID-19 had been confirmed in Moldova, against 494 in the week before, of which 28 are import cases. A number of 192 cases, or about 40 per cent, were confirmed in districts from the left bank of Dniester.
According to Cernelea, 279 patients sick with coronavirus are hospitalized at medical institutions, of whom 53 are in extremely serious condition. Another 569 people hit by light forms of this disease are treated at home.
Cernelea also said that, so far, the results of the laboratory samples sent to Germany had not come; yet, it is not excluded that the Delta and Lambda variants might already spread in Moldova.
Denis Cernelea noted that Moldova had received 1,248,090 doses of vaccines and urged the residents to be vaccinated. ‘’At present, there are no vaccines in the stocks of the National Public Health Agency; all of them are uniformly distributed at those over 500 vaccination points from the country. Over 330,000 vaccines are available for the moment,’’ Cernelea said.
Health sector specialists say that the only way to diminish the new wave of infection with Covid-19, which might start as early as in next August, is vaccination. For this reason, new actions meant to increase the number of people vaccinated are scheduled for the upcoming week-end.