December 01
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At a meeting chaired by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on October 16, the situation in the country in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the vaccination process, were discussed.

As the press service of the government of the republic told, during the meeting Armenian Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan said that over the past day 19,360 tests were carried out in the republic, of which 1,863 cases of the disease were confirmed.

According to her, as a result of the application of the rules since October 1, the rate of testing of citizens has increased sharply, as a result of which the number of positive answers has also increased.

This, as noted by Avanesyan, also contributes to the early detection of infection and prevention of its further spread. She also announced that the country has created 22 medical centers for the treatment of coronavirus, and the number of beds in the coming days will be increased by 350 to 2,877.

Starting Monday, new departments for the treatment of those infected with coronavirus will be allocated at several medical centers in Yerevan, Sevan and Hrazdan.

Currently, 2019 beds are occupied in hospitals of medical centers, another 382 are in intensive care units. It was also noted that 930 people are in serious condition, 222 patients are in extremely serious condition, and 89 people are connected to ventilators.

As for the vaccination process, the minister noted that 16 722 citizens were vaccinated over the last day, and the total number of vaccinated reached 583 745.

During the meeting, an exchange of views took place on the observance of anti-epidemiological measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and actions to stimulate the vaccination process.

The results of the order, which entered into force on October 1, 2012, were also considered, according to which managers carrying out economic activities must require their employees to have a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result every 14 days.

During the meeting, the Armenian Prime Minister instructed the heads of the responsible departments to actively fight against violations of anti-epidemiological rules and give a new impetus to the stimulation of the vaccination process.

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