“The share of infections in the number of people tested is 28.24 percent. 938 persons are receiving hospital treatment and 131 of them are on ventilators,” the health minister said.
“The rise in the number of new cases of 56 percent compared with last Wednesday is a call for much-needed caution. The too large a pool of unvaccinated people gives the coronavirus a considerable space to spread,” he added.
Beroš noted that of the total number of COVID-infected people hospitalized in the past week, 70.8 percent were not vaccinated. During that time, 100 persons were placed on ventilators and as many as 86 percent of them were not vaccinated.
Beroš, however, said that the number of hospitalized people in the fourth wave of the pandemic was lower than in the second and third waves thanks to vaccination.
The largest number of new cases was reported among young people, aged 9-19, and those aged 40-49, while the median age was 36.
By Wednesday, 55.38 percent of the adult population had been vaccinated and 1,489 people had received the third dose.
Beroš said that 73 percent of health workers had been vaccinated, including nearly 80 percent of doctors. The percentage of vaccinated doctors is close to 90 percent if those immunized by the infection are included, he added
No new epidemiological measures were put in place in the past week, and the present ones are in force until 31 October.
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