Among those infected with COVID-19, the proportion of children is approximately 10-11%, fewer schoolchildren get sick when children do not attend school during the holidays. This was announced on Thursday, October 21, by the deputy head for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Alexander Gorelov.
“Over the past year and nine months of this year, the proportion of children with coronavirus infection has constantly fluctuated at the level of 10% – 11% of all cases. This figure fluctuates depending on the season, “RIA Novosti quotes Gorelov as saying.
According to the scientist, the incidence of COVID-19 among minors decreases during the holidays.
In Russia, there is an increase in the incidence of coronavirus. The day before, 34,073 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the country in 85 regions of the country, on Tuesday, October 19, 33,740 new cases of infection were detected in Russia.
There were also 1,028 deaths of COVID-19 patients. The operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus noted that a day earlier in the Russian Federation, 1,015 deaths were detected among patients with COVID-19, which indicates a rise in the mortality rate.
In this regard, on October 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the introduction of non-working days in the country from October 30 to November 7 with the preservation of wages.
The Russian leader noted that, if necessary, the regions can extend the period of non-working days after November 7. He also called on the authorities of the subjects to assess the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection and, if necessary, introduce non-working days from October 23.
During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova pointed out that the epidemiological situation in the country is worsening. According to her, more than a month there has been an increase in the incidence of COVID-19.
Member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Vladimir Krugly, in turn, told Izvestia that the likelihood of extending non-working days differs from region to region, but this period is unlikely to be extended at the federal level.
Earlier, due to the worsening epidemic situation in Russia, new restrictions were introduced from mid-October. By October 20, more than a third of Russian regions (about 30) required QR codes to visit cafes, shopping and fitness centers, public organizations and public events. Among them are the Perm Territory, Buryatia, Khakassia, Samara, Voronezh, Rostov, Volgograd, Arkhangelsk, Kursk regions, etc.
Russian authorities are urging citizens to get vaccinated to protect their health and care for their loved ones, and a large-scale vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag # We are together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.