An average of 161 patients were treated at hospitals each day during the last week (111 the week before). Also, the number of severely suffering patients increased by 75%, with an average of 24 patients per day (the week before -15).
Of all tests carried out, 76% (169,489 tests) were involved in screening of educational establishments, while 24% (54,493 tests) were conducted for the rest of the population.
Of the positive cases of Covid-19, 13% (288 infected) were associated with the screening of educational establishments, while 87% (1911 infected) were the rest of the population. Thus, the huge increase in Covid-19 cases is not related to mass testing at schools.
An average of 31,997 tests per day (21,420 earlier), with an average of 314 new cases (182 earlier). A total of 2,199 new infections were detected in the last week.
Last week, morbidity continued to rise in all regions. The reproduction rate of Covid-19 infection (R) increased to 1.46 (last week 1.29), indicating a more intensive spread of infectious disease in the community.
1,770 or 80% of infected people had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or had not yet completed the vaccination course, while 429 people, or 20%, had been vaccinated.