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Health Ministry Expecting Final Results Of Researching Covid-19 Vaccine From Chinese Sinovac Biotech

Health Ministry Expecting Final Results Of Researching Covid-19 Vaccine From Chinese Sinovac Biotech

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The Health Ministry is expecting final results of researching of the vaccine against the Covid-19 produced by Sinovac Biotech (the People's Republic of China).

Health Minister, Maksym Stepanov, has said this at a briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to Stepanov, efficiency higher than 50% is enough for the vaccine to be registered by the respective control bodies.

However, under the contract signed between Ukraine and Sinovac Biotech, the efficiencythe vaccine must not be lower than 70%.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Lekkhim signed an agreement with the Chinese company on supply of 5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021.

On December 30, the Health Ministry signed a cont5ract with Sinovac Biotech on procurement of 1.913 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

On January 12, the number of newly-registered Covid-19 cases in Ukraine rose by 6,409 over January 11 to 1,130,839, and the number of deaths increased by 195 over January 11 to 20,214; at the same time, the number of new cases increased by 25.3%, and the number of new lethal cases rose by 6%.

According to the report, As at the morning of January 13, there were 1,130,839 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases registered in Ukraine, the number included 20,214 lethal cases; besides, 826,871 people had recovered.

On January 12, a total of 6,409 new cases of the disease were recorded, 195 people died, and 14,503 people recovered.

Therefore, as at January 12, the indicator of newly-infected people was higher than the number of those, who recovered (14,503 vs 6,409).

As at the morning of January 13, the overall number of those, who are staying ill with the Covid-19 (less the recovered and died) made 283,754, down 2.8% over January 12.

Since the start of the epidemic, the largest number of coronavirus-infected people has been registered in the city of Kyiv (119,392), Odesa region (76,803), and Kharkiv region (73,462).


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