Russia announced yesterday that the number of registered infections with the newly created Corona virus in one day increased by about 10,000, in the highest toll since the outbreak began, while Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin said that 2% of the population of the capital is infected with Corona. In detail, the Russian authorities stated that the total number of infections It increased by 9,923 cases to 124,54, but the officially registered death rate is low compared to countries such as Italy, Spain and the United States.
57 people have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1222, and recovering to 15,000 cases.
The number of infections has increased since days, in Russia, the world's largest country by area, despite a curfew to limit the spread of the virus.
According to the statistics of the prestigious American "Johns Hopkins" University, Russia is currently ranked seventh in the list of countries with the largest number of coronavirus infections in the world.
The capital, Moscow, is the most affected by the epidemic in Russia, where there are about 62 thousand and 600 cases, and there are expectations that the actual number of infections is greater than that.
The mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, quoting the results of tests yesterday, said that 2% of the population of the Russian capital, more than 250 thousand people, are infected with the emerging corona virus.
"According to the disease screening tests that were conducted for various groups of the population, the actual number of infected people is about 2% of the total number of the city's population," Subianen wrote on his blog.
Sobyanin said that Moscow has greatly enhanced its ability to conduct population screening in recent weeks, explaining that the city "has succeeded in containing the spread of the disease" thanks to the tightening of isolation rules and other measures.
However, he stressed that the epidemic had not reached its climax in Moscow, and said that "the threat continues to advance."
On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Health announced that the number of injured children is rising.
She added that two children died of the disease in the country, while another 11 children were in critical condition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the curfew until May 11.
Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that the quarantine cannot be completely lifted immediately after the height of the pandemic.
On Thursday, it was announced that Prime Minister Mikhael Michaustin had been infected with Corona infection. Another government member, the Minister of Construction, Vladimir Yakushev, whose ministry said he was undergoing treatment in hospital, was reported injured by the Russian state-run TASS news agency.