New local government coronavirus guidelines: no planned medical treatments at Vologda’s hospitals to minimize the impact of the Covid-19.
The Vologda Region Government on Wednesday released a series of sweeping guidelines. During a Covid-19 outbreak in the community, elderly people should stay home as much as possible. The elderly are most at risk from coronavirus.
Vologda authorities recommended that the region's senior citizens over 65 years of age should stay at home due to an increased number of COVID-19 infections. Vologda residents over 65 years of age and younger citizens with chronic illnesses should not, unless absolutely necessary, leave their homes. Volunteers will deliver groceries and medicals for elderly residents.
The Governor warned that simultaneously catching the common cold and the virus as winter approaches was particularly dangerous for elderly people and those with chronic illnesses.
Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov who heads the Emergency Headquarters for Infection Control in the region recommended to modernize the healthcare system of the Vologda Region after the region saw a rise in virus cases.
Mr. Kuvshinnikov said that 81% of the region's hospital beds for coronavirus patients are currently occupied.
Hospitals in the Vologda region will stop performing non-urgent medical procedures to allocate more resources for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Many doctors have returned to working in “red zones” in hospitals.
The Vologda Region confirmed 134 Covid-19 cases on November 11, bringing its official number of cases to 8307.