Russia overtakes China in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19


Russia has overtaken China by the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. According to the country’s operational headquarters to combat the spread of this infection, a total of 87,147 infected were found in the country. In China, where the pandemic began, – 83912, testify data from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, reports Radio Liberty.

For a day in Russia identified 6 361 infected. 50 people have died. In total, 794 people died from the outbreak, and 7,346 recovered.

55,059 confirmed cases are in Moscow and the Moscow Region. In St. Petersburg – 3,238 confirmed cases, in the Nizhny Novgorod region – 1,574. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov on Monday said in an interview with the newspaper “Arguments and Facts”that the Kremlin expects that the incidence of coronavirus infection will reach a plateau by mid-May.

Forty percent of Russians participating in the VTsIOM survey said they considered the risk of colronavirus infection to be rather low. At the same time, 48 percent of respondents are sure that if they do get sick, the consequences for them personally will be grave.

Coronavirus infection COVID-19

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2formerly known as 2019-nCoVdiscovered in China at the end of 2019.

It causes disease COVID-19. In some cases, the course of the disease is mild, in others with symptoms of the common cold and flu, including fever and cough. This can develop into pneumonia, which can be fatal. Most patients recover; mostly people with a weakened immune system die, in particular the elderly.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization recognized an outbreak of disease caused by a new coronavirus, a pandemic.


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