In the fight against COVID-19, Russia has chosen a strategy of extensive testing and early detection of the disease. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova announced this on the air of Channel One.
“The age-old controversy is the volume of testing. The more a country tests, the more new cases it detects, this is obvious, ”she said.
Golikova added that standards for the volume of testing have been determined for all subjects of the Russian Federation.
The Deputy Prime Minister also said that now almost every fifth bed in hospitals has been redesigned to treat patients with COVID-19. In addition, about 100 billion rubles were allocated from the budget for the construction of new infectious diseases hospitals.
Earlier, Golikova said that the situation with coronavirus in the country may improve by next spring.
Recall, in the Russian Federation per day identified 27 787 cases of COVID-19, 487 people died.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 3 million Russians have become infected with the coronavirus, of which 55,265 people have died.