Russia may reach a plateau in the incidence of coronavirus over the next 10-20 days. These terms are due to the fact that many restrictive measures were already introduced in late September - early October. This was stated by RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Natalya Pshenichnaya...
Pshenichnaya noted that Russians have become more disciplined and conscientious in taking preventive measures. She added that some of the employees were transferred to a remote mode, and schoolchildren were transferred to additional holidays.
According to Natalia Pshenichnaya, these preventive measures are designed to slow down the growth rate of new cases. However, the result will not be noticeable immediately, since the coronavirus has a long incubation period. In her opinion, at least one and a half incubation periods must pass in order to expect a plateau.
How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Russia?
In Russia, for the second day in a row, more than 13 thousand people are diagnosed with coronavirus. On Sunday, October 11, the daily increase in cases in Russia for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic exceeded 13 thousand people (then 13 634 cases were reported).
According to the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, as of the morning of October 12, 13,592 cases of COVD-19 were detected in the country over the last 24 hours. 125 people have died. 3 793 people have recovered over the past day.
In total, 1,312,310 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the country on an accrual basis in 85 regions. Over the entire period of the epidemic in Russia, 22,722 deaths were recorded. The total number of recovered is 1,024,235 people.