In Ukraine, for the second week in a row, the situation with the incidence of COVID-19 has stabilized and the main negative indicators have decreased. This was discussed at a conference call chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that 139.9 thousand new cases were detected last week, and 152 thousand a week earlier. Currently, 50 thousand 962 beds have been occupied, while last week this figure was 51,700. Last week, 30,000 people were hospitalized, compared to 34,000 the week before last. According to Denys Shmyhal, the plateau of morbidity has already been reached in Ukraine and the stabilization of the situation has begun.
The Prime Minister stressed that the Vinnytsia region is approaching the "red" zone in terms of morbidity. At the same time, the Luhansk and Kherson regions can be moved to the "yellow" zone, if the positive dynamics is maintained.
Ukraine also has a high rate of vaccination - more than 1.6 million vaccinations were made last week.
Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said that a new wave of morbidity was observed in Western Europe, with a peak of 2 million patients last week. At the same time, the situation in Eastern Europe, in particular in Estonia and Romania, is stabilizing.
Viktor Lyashko asked the heads of regional state administrations to help organize the second stage of vaccination for people who received the first vaccination.
The Minister of Health noted that the situation with the supply of oxygen to hospitals is improving in the regions. The issue of liquid oxygen supply from the Zaporizhia and Lviv regions to medical institutions of the Khmelnytskyi region is currently being resolved.
The participants of the meeting discussed the structure of the program to support small and medium-sized businesses in the context of strengthening quarantine measures.
Representatives of the National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine reported on measures to combat the falsification of PCR tests and vaccination certificates. Last week, 16 criminal proceedings were initiated and four suspicions were presented on the facts of making and selling certificates.
The President appealed to the National Police and the Ministry of Infrastructure to prevent the forgery of PCR tests and vaccination certificates by tour operators.