COVID-19: 60% of Kostanay region population vaccinated
KOSTANAY. KAZINFORM – So far only 60% of the population of Kostanay region has been vaccinated against the coronavirus infection, Kazinform correspondent reports.
According to akim (governor) of the region, Arkhimed Mukhambetov, bed occupancy at the regional infectious facilities stands at 38%. 629 people are being treated for COVID-19 in the region.
Over 327,000 people or 64.8% have been inoculated with the first dose of anti-COVID vaccines, while the second dose has been administered to over 303,000 people or 60.1% in the region.
The number of expectant mothers and children who contracted COVID-19 has recently increased in the region. Despite growing number of fresh infections people are reluctant to get immunized against COVID-19.
It bears to remind that the vaccination campaign kicked off in Kazakhstan on February 1, 2021. Healthcare workers were the first to be immunized against the coronavirus infection. Mass vaccination for all eligible citizens of Kazakhstan started on April 2, 2021.