latest news on may 7th. Russia in fifth place in terms of the number of infected, peak epidemics are expected the other day – URA.RU


Empty streets during non-working days. Barrow, buyer, masked woman, mask mode
Moscow Mayor ordered residents to wear not only masks in public places, but also gloves Photo: Ekaterina Sychkova © URA.RU
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Coronavirus COVID-19

Today, May 7, is the 148th day since the discovery of coronavirus and the 58th from the announcement of the pandemic by the World Health Organization.

According to, over the past 24 hours the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world has grown by 1.1% – they already have 3,860,415 people (+45,696 people per day). 0.7% of patients died. A total of 266,239 died with a diagnosis of COVID-19 (+2,087 per day versus 4,606 people a week ago). At the same time, 25 597 people managed to recover in a day. Now the number of people treated for coronavirus has reached 1,320,544.

The United States remains the leader in the number of infected by a wide margin, with 1,266,785 patients (+8,734 or 1% per day). In second place is Spain – 256 855 infected (+3 173 or 2%). This is followed by Italy, where the statistics for the day has not changed – 214 457 infected. The fourth place is occupied by Great Britain, where also 101 101 people did not increase during the day.

Situation in Russia

Russia came in fifth in the world in the number of coronavirus infected. Over the past day, 11,231 new cases were recorded in 84 regions. The increase in cases amounted to 6.3%. The total number of patients reached 177,160. At the same time, 2,476 citizens were able to recover. The death toll is also increasing. Over the past day, 88 patients died. The total number of deaths from concomitant diseases with infection in Russia is 1,630 people.

In Moscow, 2-2.5% of the population or 300 thousand people are infected with COVID-19. The mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, admitted this today. He extended his isolation regime until May 31. Sobyanin also ordered Muscovites to wear in public places not only masks, but also gloves. However, the mayor announced beginning of the first phase of lifting restrictions in Moscow. On May 12, construction and industrial enterprises will begin work in the capital.

World Health Organization (WHO), monitoring statistics, said that concerned about growth the number of patients with coronavirus in Russia. However, the organization noted low mortality rates in the country. They were explained by the fact that only 20% of infected Russians belong to the main risk group (over 65), which indicates the effectiveness of the measures taken.

However, even President Vladimir Putin is definitely not talking about the end of the epidemic in Russia. is he found it difficult to name the terms lifting restrictions within the country and opening borders. The head of state said that now Russia and other states are beginning to gradually exit regimes of internal restrictions or are preparing for this.

Also today, the Russian leader talked on the phone about coronavirus with US President Donald Trump. The heads of state discussed progress in the fight against the pandemic. In addition, Putin discussed CVID-19 with the president of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev.

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, the family of musicians – accordion player and leader of the folk orchestra Maxim Bryzgalov and singer Evgenia Neiman – will give a concert live on URA.RU. The broadcast will begin on May 8 at 18:00 (ECB) on the site and on social networks – “In contact with“And Instagram.

You can watch the military equipment parade on May 9 at 10:00 (ECB) in “Classmates“. At the same time will pass live broadcast with the chairman of the Sverdlovsk branch of the Russian military-historical society by Alexander Emelyanov, who will talk about the traditions of the Victory Parades in Russia and about the attitude towards veterans in the post-war years.

COVID-19 in the world

All countries have a different attitude to the coronavirus pandemic. In Syria, where 45 cases have been identified so far, due to a pandemic postponed parliamentary elections from May 20 to July 19. And Georgia, where 615 people are sick with COVID-19, is going to start on July 1 start taking tourists.

At this time, the United States continues to hint at China’s guilt in a pandemic. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a letter to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called the coronavirus “wuhan“.

American singer Madonna said that got COVID-19 during her concert tour Madame X. The tour spanned the United States, Portugal, the UK and France. In total, Madonna gave 75 concerts. According to the singer, the virus most likely was still among several other participants in the show.

What will happen next?

The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation believes that the peak incidence should occur in the next week or two. At the same time, it will first appear in Moscow, and then in the regions. Rospotrebnadzor has a different opinion on this. The ministry believes that the spread of СОVID-19 in the Russian Federation can pass no pronounced peak.


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