Policy responses for Kyrgyzstan - HSRM


Policy responses for Kyrgyzstan

1.4 Monitoring and surveillance

The Ministry of Health uses WHO case definitions for suspected cases, confirmed cases and probable cases. It has adapted a case definition for contact cases. Probable cases are defined as having returned from a high-risk country 14 days before the onset of symptoms. Contacts are defined as having had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in the country. Contact tracing is being implemented. So far, the Ministry of Health is able to trace all cases to several clusters. The Ministry of Health is using event and indicator-based surveillance.

On 8 December 2020, the Ministry of Health representative provided an update on the situation with COVID-19 cases among school children. 48 cases of COVID-19 among children aged 7-17 years were registered in September, whereas in October this number increased 6.5 times, reaching a total number of 315 cases. According to data available on 1 December, there were 320 registered cases. The Ministry of Health official emphasized that all of these cases are not related to school attendance but associated with household outbreaks.