In the Saratov region seven health workers have died from COVID-19

The number of deaths of health workers with coronavirus infection in the Saratov region increased to seven, five of them died from another severe disease, said the first Deputy Minister of health region Stanislav Shuvalov.

According to the health Ministry of the region on 9 July, the number of people infected with coronavirus health workers in the region was $ 980, of which 118 had received an insurance payout because of infection COVID-19 on work totaling over $ 8.1 million. The Agency on 25 June reported that the chief of Department of the first city hospital of Saratov with COVID-19 died from another severe disease.

"We have today there are two health worker is a doctor and the driver of the ambulance car, which, unfortunately, despite all the measures taken have died from a new coronavirus infection. The documents are under consideration by the Commission in order to decide about the payments that may qualify (their) families in the framework of the decree of the President", - Shuvalov said on Thursday at a briefing on the situation with COVID-19 in the field.

"Plus there are five more medical workers are three doctors, one paramedic and one driver of ambulance who, unfortunately, died, diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection, but the disease that brought them to death, in no way with novel coronavirus infection is not associated", - he added.

According to the Deputy Minister, in the region currently, the number of medical staff infected with COVID-19, increased to 1039, 836 of them recovered.

According to the presidential decree, the payments provided to doctors who suffered in the course of work with patients with coronavirus. In the event of complications from the coronavirus and disability decree provides for payments from 630 thousand to 2 million rubles. In case of death of an employee in the result of infection with the coronavirus will be paid more than 2.7 million rubles, in case of complications caused by COVID-19, which did not lead to disability - more than 68.8 million rubles.

Insurance guarantees are available to doctors, average and younger medical personnel of medical organizations, drivers of ambulances, working directly with patients with confirmed coronavirus, and patients with suspected infection.

Only in the Saratov region 7969 laboratory confirmed cases of infection with mers have died, 49 patients recovered 4535.

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