“The epidemiological situation with COVID-19 in Almaty has deteriorated sharply, in the matrix for assessing the epidemiological situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the city has been in the “red zone” for the third day,” RIA Novosti quotes Abdizhabbarova.

According to her, the daily figure rose to 2156 infected compared with 972 cases of coronavirus at the beginning of the year.

The infection transmission index increased by 1.8 times.

“The omicron strain that has appeared is rapidly spreading among the population and will soon replace the delta strain,” says the sanitary doctor.

According to the forecast of Abdijabbarova, the peak of the next wave of coronavirus is expected in March.

Over the past day, the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan reached 1,024,004.

During the day, the number of cases of infection with coronavirus in the country increased by 10,418.