This week we are in a period of progressive increased. Minister of health Anahit Avanesyan stated this at Thursday’s regular Cabinet meeting of the government—and referring to the coronavirus situation in Armenia.
She added, however, that only 5-6% of those in the country who have contracted this disease needs to be hospitalized, which is the only good news in all this, and this because of the considerable number of people in Armenia who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.
"We have the plan to expand the [hospital] beds [capacity], at the moment we have not fully implemented it yet, currently six medical centers [in Armenia] are engaged in the treatment of coronavirus," the health minister said.
In addition, Avanesyan noted that the vaccinations are also actively continuing in the country.
"[A total of] 45.3% of our citizens received the first dose, 37% got the second dose, and an increase in the number of vaccinations is observed," she added.
Avanesyan said that Armenia has a sufficient stock of these vaccines, it has all types of these vaccines, and the Pfizer vaccine will soon be in the country.
In Armenia, mainly people aged 35 to 60 are vaccinated against the coronavirus, the vaccination of 65+ citizens is 18-19%, which is worrying because they are at the higher risk group.
Anahit Avanesyan informed also that the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Armenia is growing among those under 18 years old.