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Sep 16, 2020
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WHO compared the rate of spread of coronavirus in Russia and Europe

The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Melita Vujnovich said that there is currently no increase in cases of COVID-19 infection in Russia, RIA Novosti reports.

As Vujnovich noted, the response to the pandemic by the Russian authorities was unprecedented. In addition, the Russian Federation is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of the number of tests conducted for the presence of coronavirus, the representative emphasized.

Meanwhile, in the European region, according to her, the epidemiological situation has deteriorated markedly, the daily increase in cases continues to increase.

It is noted that the organization has drawn such conclusions based on the data that WHO receives every day through the national contact institute for health regulations.

Earlier, the number of patients infected with coronavirus infection worldwide exceeded 29 million, more than 926 thousand deaths were recorded.

In Russia, the total number of cases reached 1,079,519; over the past day, 5,670 cases of infection were detected in the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 890 thousand patients have recovered, 18 917 people have died.

It should be added that more than 41.4 million tests were carried out in the Russian Federation to detect a new coronavirus, in the last 24 hours alone, specialists have conducted 301 thousand studies

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