Kissikova: “Statements that the coronavirus pandemic is over are unacceptable”

Since COVID-19 started spreading in the capital of Kazakhstan, 2,620 individuals have been infected, the official site of Nur-Sultan city hall reports. 

Four deaths were registered in Nur-Sultan in recent days. One of the deceased treated himself at home according to the statement of Saule Kissikova, Head of Department of Public Health, at a briefing.

“A 47-year-old citizen treated himself at home for two weeks. Another case, male, age 68, resident of Nur-Sultan, was delivered to the in-patient hospital by ambulance. The third case, a 70-year-old male from West Kazakhstan region, a regular cardiology patient, was diagnosed with coronary heart disease, arterial hypertension and chronic cardiac failure. He was stented. The fourth case was a 59-year-old male from Almaty who reported to the in-patient clinic. All patients were immediately placed in ICU due to their complicated conditions,” told Saule Kissikkova.

Despite intensive treatment, resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the patients were pronounced dead.

In connection with the disease progression and new cases of pneumonia, the head of Public Health Department made an address to the capital residents.
“Statements that the coronavirus pandemic is over and the related threat is overrated are unacceptable. All public event participants are active contamination sources for their relatives and loved ones as they create a threat of new infection spots,” Kissikova noted.

The main driver of infection is negligence towards wearing masks, keeping social distance and individual hygiene when visiting public spaces.

2,620 individuals including 270 children were infected since the coronavirus outbreak in Nur-Sultan. 70 percent, or 1,829 cases, were discharged as convalescent.

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