Coronavirus infection was confirmed in 52 children who were vacationing in the Smile health camp in the Ivanovo region. This was announced on Tuesday, August 11, by the first deputy head of the regional health department Alexei Buyankin.
“We have data on the outbreak of coronavirus in the Smile camp in Lezhnevsky district. At the moment, 52 children and six adults have tested positive for coronavirus, ”the TASS official was quoted as saying.
Buyankin noted that the condition of the children does not cause concern among the doctors, none of them has been hospitalized, all are suffering from the disease in a mild form, according to the TV channel “360”.
According to the head of the department of Rospotrebnadzor for the region Pavel Kolesnik, testing began in the camp after the coronavirus was confirmed in the parents of two children. In total, 144 people were examined, 120 of whom were children.
“All of them are currently in quarantine, the camp has stopped the health shift ahead of schedule,” he said.
According to the headquarters, 6.7 thousand cases of infection with a new coronavirus infection have been officially registered in the Ivanovo region. 5 401 patients recovered, 108 died.
Earlier on the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of the first Russian vaccine against coronavirus, reports NSN. The head of state noted the effective work of the Russian vaccine and stressed that it had passed all the necessary tests. Putin also said that one of his daughters had experienced the Russian coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine was named Sputnik V.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in Russia, 897,599 cases of coronavirus have been detected in 85 regions. Over the entire period, 15,131 deaths were recorded, 703,175 people recovered.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.