COVID-19 to become seasonal disease
Coronavirus may develop a milder variant. It will be activated depending on the season. However, COVID-19 epidemics can also occur after the transition of the disease to this category, as sometimes happens with the flu, the Kazakh Health Minister said. Despite the fact that the disease has gone down in the country, the rest of the world is still seeing an unstable epidemic situation, and an effective way of protection is timely vaccination and revaccination, experts emphasize. Kazakhstan reported 15 new cases of COVID in the last 24 hours. The cities of Almaty and Nur-Sultan, as well as the Almaty region, accounted for the highest caseloads in the country. According to the latest data from the Health Ministry, over 2,000 residents are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus. 239 of them are in inpatient care. To date, the number of fully vaccinated citizens has passed 9,184,000. More than 3,363,000 people have received their booster shots.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Saule Mukhamejanova