The authorities of St. Petersburg are planning to deploy another 2 thousand beds for patients with coronavirus. This was announced on Monday, December 21, in the press service of the vice-governor of the city, Oleg Ergashev.
“By the end of this year, more than 2 thousand additional beds will be opened,” the agency was told.
It is noted that currently there are about 11 thousand beds in the northern capital intended for patients with COVID-19.
The day before, the St. Petersburg Healthcare Committee clarified that 3.7% of beds intended for patients with confirmed coronavirus remain free in the city.
It also became known that the vaccination of social workers of the city will begin on December 21. It was emphasized that 674 people have already been vaccinated, and most of them are doctors and teachers.
On December 15, a large-scale vaccination against coronavirus started in all regions.
The day before, the director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gunzburg, where the first Sputnik V vaccine was developed in Russia and the world, said that in 2021 it would be possible to vaccinate most of the Russian population from the coronavirus and reduce the scale of the pandemic.
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.
According to the latest data, 2,877,727 cases of coronavirus were detected in Russia in 85 regions. Over the entire period, 51,351 deaths were recorded, 2,295,362 people recovered.
Up-to-date information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.