According to the regional operative center, Volgograd Oblast authorities decided to increase the infectious disease bed capacity in case the epidemic situation worsens due to the spread of omicron.
Governor Andrei Bocharov ordered to approve a phased plan for the deployment of beds up to 10 thousand and to prepare for the rapid transfer of health facilities to infectious disease hospitals.
According to the head of the region, the daily increase in the number of infected people has doubled over the past week, which confirms the beginning of the "omicron" attack.
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Olga Zubareva, chief sanitary doctor of Volgograd region, confirmed a 10-20% increase in the incidence of the disease and noted an increase to 15% in the proportion of children and adolescents infected with covid.
At present, 19 cases of covid were confirmed in the region.