Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov ordered the Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare and regional authorities to keep the epidemiological situation under control by bolstering vaccination and revaccination rates, Qazmonitor reports.
According to the minister of healthcare Azhar Giniyat at an Aug. 2 meeting, 80% of positive PCR tests for coronavirus occur in unvaccinated people or people who have been vaccinated at least six months ago. This confirms the need for a timely vaccination and revaccination program at present, with the latest stats registering up to 3,000 new COVID-19 cases daily.
"It is crucial to ensure that appropriate measures are being taken, including mask wearing and social distancing," the prime minister said.
Smailov added that low vaccination and revaccination rates can jeopardize the stability of the epidemiological situation.
Since June 20, the number of coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan has increased by 3.2 times, from 10,714 to 34,550 cases.