Information about unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE FACTS.
A number of Chinese media have reported that cases of unknown pneumonia, deadlier than coronavirus, are occurring in Kazakhstan.
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan officially declares that this information is not consistent with the facts.
It should be noted that World Health Organization introduced codes for pneumonia into the International Classification of Diseases – ICD 10, when Covid-19 diagnosed clinically or epidemiologically, for example, the frosted glass symptom of the affected lungs, but is not laboratory confirmed.
In this regard, Kazakhstan like other countries keeps records and monitoring of this kind of pneumonia, which allows for timely management decisions aimed at stabilizing the incidence and prevalence of coronavirus infection.
On July 9, Mr Alexey Tsoy, Minister of Health of Kazakhstan, report at a briefing about the number of pneumonias in the country as a whole: bacterial, fungal, viral origin – including “viral pneumonia, of unspecified etiology” according to the ICD-10 classification.
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan emphasizes that the Chinese media reports are not true.
Statement of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan: