New strain of coronavirus

The Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan conducted a genetic study of coronavirus infection by sequencing samples obtained from patients with CVI.

Sequencing has established that the circulation of the Eta "Nigerian" strain is present in 4 regions of Kazakhstan.

The first cases of the "Eta" strain were identified in December 2020 in Nigeria and the UK. According to the World Health Organization, as of September 15, 2021, the "Eta" strain has been isolated in 77 countries around the world.

The only effective way to protect yourself from infection and hospitalization is to complete the COVID-19 vaccination course.

To reduce the risk of the spread of the virus, it is necessary to comply with all preventive measures: wearing masks, maintaining social distance, hand hygiene, airing the premises, etc.

At the moment, more than 169 thousand cases of COVID-19 infection have been identified in Uzbekistan. 163,298 people were completely cured of the virus.