Number of Russia’s coronavirus cases surpasses 10,000

Number of Russia’s coronavirus cases surpasses 10,000

The number of coronavirus patients in Russia rose by 1,459 in the past 24 hours, reaching 10,131, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said.

"A total of 10,131 coronavirus cases have so far been recorded in 81 Russian regions (up by 16.8%). As many as 118 people were discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 698. Thirteen coronavirus patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 76," TASS cited the statement as saying.

New coronavirus cases have been registered in 50 regions, with the bulk of them in Moscow - 857. Other cases have been reported in the Moscow Region (199), St. Petersburg (44), the Bryansk Region (40) and Komi Republic (31).

The chairman of the expert council on health care of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, a member of the scientific expert council under the Chairman of the Federation Council, chief clinical pharmacologist of the Moscow Region Ministry of Health Vitaly Omelyanovsky,  speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, explained that the federal government and the Russian authorities are shaping their isolation policies based on analysis of isolation measures in different countries. "The fact that such measures have been introduced in Russia will slow down the spread of coronavirus," he stressed.

"But I think that our country has not yet reached the peak, and the coronavirus will continue to spread, the number of cases will increase. The only question is how fast. And the introduction of a self-isolation regime will certainly play an important role here, so that the COVID-19 outbreak speed was not the same as in Europe or the U.S.," the expert said.