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Over 70% of COVID-19 cases in Nur-Sultan have omicron

10.02.2022, 16:19 35341
Over 70% of COVID-19 cases in Nur-Sultan have omicron
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In Nur-Sultan, more than 70% of patients with coronavirus have been diagnosed with the Omicron strain. This was announced by the chief state sanitary doctor of the city Sarkhat Beisenova during a briefing in the capital's akimat, Kazpravda.kz correspondent reports.

Due to the high rise in the incidence at the beginning of the year, sequencing of 51 PCR positive samples from patients was carried out. As a result, the omicron strain was detected in more than 70.6% of Nur-Sultan residents with coronavirus, the delta strain accounts for 29.4%. Thus, the circulation of the "omicron" strain dominates in the capital, but we must not forget that the "delta" strain, which accounts for 29.4%, causes the most severe forms of the disease with high mortality," the speaker noted. 

According to her, 24 laboratories continue to operate in the city to maximize the detection of cases of CVI, where from 5 to 11 thousand PCR studies are carried out per day. Since the beginning of this year, 295,844 studies have been conducted, 84,310 positive ones have been identified, including in repeated tests.
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