By Vugar Khalilov
About 25 percent of the population over the age of 18 in Azerbaijan received both doses of COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Representative Hande Harmanci told local media on August 11.
She said that the daily number of vaccinated people varies from 60,000 to 80,000 and over three million people have been vaccinated with a single dose so far.
Reminding that vaccines do not provide 100 percent protection against the infection, Harmanci added that vaccines protect people from severe COVID-19, hospitalization, and death.
In Harmanci’s words, even vaccinated people can be infected with COVID-19 and experience it either with mild symptoms, or asymptomatically.
Therefore, it is important for everybody to wear a mask especially indoors and public places to prevent others getting infected, she added.
As of August 11, 354,662 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country. Some 335,771 patients have recovered, 5,084 people have died. Currently, 13,807 people are under treatment in special hospitals.
In general, 4,133,796 tests have been conducted in Azerbaijan so far.
So far, some 5,478,042 COVID-19 vaccines have been provided to Azerbaijani citizens. The first dose of the vaccine was given to 3,200,107 citizens, and the second one to 2,277,935 citizens. In addition, in the past 24 hours, some 59,288 citizens have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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