COVID-19 cases continue steady decline in Republic of Moldova
In the 10th week of 2022 (March 7-13), 2,486 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported. This is less than in the 9th week, when a total of 3734 cases have been registered.
During the specified period, the incidence was of 67 cases per 100 000 of the population, having decreased by more than 32% compared to the 9th week of 2022.
The number of pregnant women infected with COVID-19 has also decreased, with as much as 10 cases reported. There was a decline in the incidence among children: 496 cases in the 10th week (as compared to 602 in the 9th week).
Between March 7 – 13, a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases was recorded in the Transnistrian region, totaling 1069 cases (i.e. 225 cases per 100,000 population). This allowed for the change of the COVID-19 risk rating from red to orange.
An orange code is also assigned to Edinet and Anenii Noi districts. Six first-level administrative-territorial units are assigned a yellow code and the other 29 – a green code.
The average daily number of hospitalizations in the 10th week of 2022 was 514 people, which is more than 33% less than in the 9th week. The number of hospital beds for patients with COVID-19 has decreased by about 36%. Rooms with beds for those infected with COVID-19 are still provided by 21 public health care facilities.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 has also decreased by about 26% (57 cases in total).
From February 24 to March 14, 2022, 230 cases of refugees-related COVID-19 infectations have been reported.
COVID-19 vaccination process
Between March 7 and 13, 15,870 people have been vaccinated, about 27% less than in the 9th week. However, another 273,550 people have applied to get their booster.
Currently, the share of partly vaccinated people (first dose) is over 31% of the population. The share of people with a complete initial protocol is over 30%.
The Republic of Moldova has received a total of 2,923,860 doses of vaccine. Vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge and is recommended by all national and international health authorities.