New COVID-19 cases stay low
During the 11th week (March 14-20, 2022), 2,411 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, of which 1,162 in the Transnistrian region. This is more than 4% less compared to the 10-th week. The incidence during the week was 65 cases per 100,000 population.
The number of pregnant women infected with COVID-19 has decreased (seven reported cases), but there is an increase in the number of infections among children: from 496 in the 10-th week to 569 for week 11.
From February 24 to March 20, 288 cases of COVID-19 were reported among refugees.
In Transnistria, the orange code continues to operate (with an incidence of 244 cases per 100,000 population). Six administrative-territorial units of the first level are in a yellow code, and the other 31 have a green code.
The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has decreased, with a total of 39 deaths, which is a downturn of more than 31% as compared to the 10-th week.
Wards with beds for those infected with COVID-19 are still provided in 21 public healthcare facilities. At the same time, the number of beds for patients with COVID-19 decreased by about 17% compared with the 10-th week. The average daily number of hospitalized people from March 14 to March 20 was 440 people, which is about 14% less than in the 10-th week.
Vaccination process against COVID-19
From March 14 to March 20, 12,590 people were vaccinated, which is 20% less than in the 10th week. During the same time, 280,827 people contacted vaccination centers for a booster dose.
Currently, the share of partly vaccinated people (first dose) is over 31% of the population. The share of people with a two-shot regimen is over 30%.
Since the start of the pandemic, 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.