Over the past day, 8779 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 84 regions of Russia. The operational headquarters reports that 36.8% of them had no clinical manifestations of the disease.
In the two days preceding this, 8,404 and 8,595 cases were detected in the Russian Federation. In total, in the country, a new type of coronavirus infection was confirmed in 502,436 people.
Since the beginning of the epidemic in Russia, 6532 deaths (1.3%) from complications that developed against the background of COVID-19 and associated diseases have been recorded. Over the past day, 174 patients died. At the same time, already 261 150 people (almost 52%) recovered, including 8367 - over the last day.
Most new infections per day were detected in Moscow (1436), Moscow (724) and Sverdlovsk (312) regions, as well as St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod region (303 each).
According to the Rospotrebnadzor, in Russia more than 13.8 million laboratory tests were conducted for the presence of a new coronavirus. About 322 thousand people remain under medical control.
On the eve of the program, Michael Ryan, director of the World Health Organization's Emergencies program, during a briefing called “unusual” the low mortality rate from COVID-19 in Russia compared to many other countries. At the same time, he noted that this is due, in particular, to the significant volumes of tests carried out for coronavirus: "And this testing is carried out very, very quickly."
In turn, the head of the technical group of the WHO Emergency Diseases Unit, Maria Van Kerkkhove, noted that many countries would conduct an audit of deaths associated with COVID-19.
“Many countries will go back and review death certificates. And there will be changes. I think we can say that in a number of countries there are already audits of the number of deaths. It is important to accept the fact that this can happen, but this is due to a review. So we expect to see a revision of mortality from COVID-19 in many countries, ”RIA Novosti quoted Van Kerkkhove as saying.
In late May, the Russian Ministry of Health approved recommendations for coding and selecting the initial cause in the mortality statistics associated with COVID-19. It was emphasized that the recommendations are based on new principles established by the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
Russian authorities have repeatedly rejected suggestions of possible manipulation of coronavirus statistics. In particular, Russian President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with CNN: “Have you thought about the possibility that the Russian healthcare system is more effective?”
The first batch of a new drug
Meanwhile, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the KhimRar group of companies announced the delivery of the first batch of the drug against the Avifavir coronavirus to Russian hospitals.
This is one of two registered in the world of drugs for coronavirus. It is noted that the drug blocking the mechanisms of reproduction of the virus has proven effective in clinical trials.
Avifavir began to enter Russian hospitals to treat patients. The drug will be free for Russians under the compulsory medical insurance program. We see a high demand for Avifavir in Russia ... We also received requests for deliveries of Avifavir from more than ten countries, ”said the Director General of the RDIF Kirill Dmitriev.
It is noted that in June it is planned to deliver 60 thousand Avifavira courses to Russian medical institutions. At the same time, the production volume can be increased, if necessary, to 2 million courses per year.
According to the results of the first stage of clinical trials, the drug showed its safety. After four days of treatment, 65% of patients taking Avifavir had a negative coronavirus test. By the tenth day, this number reached 90%. Tests of the drug are held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tver, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk, Ryazan, Kazan, Ufa and Dagestan.
- Chief Cardiologist, Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation Nikita Lomakin on a new drug against Avifavir coronavirus
Incidence in the world
According to the latest WHO data, more than 7.25 million cases of a new type of coronavirus infection have already been detected in the world. The number of deaths from the effects of COVID-19 exceeded 412.5 thousand.
The USA remains the world leader in the number of cases. According to WHO, in this country there are over 1.96 million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 112 thousand deaths. Over the past three days in the United States daily recorded about 17.5 thousand new cases.
U.S. authorities claim that large-scale protests that continue to take place across the country since late May did not affect the incidence of COVID-19. On the impact of the riots on the incidence, in particular, spoke out US Vice President Mike Pence.
"What I can tell you is that at the moment we are not seeing an increase in the number of new cases (coronavirus infection. - RT ) now, about two weeks after the first protests began," Reuters quoted him as saying.
Brazil remains the second country in the world in the number of detected cases of COVID-19, where the WHO reports 739.5 thousand cases and more than 38 thousand deaths. Over the past day, 32 thousand infected were detected, almost 1300 people died.
In early June, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaru said the country could follow the lead of the United States and end its collaboration with WHO. The Brazilian leader said that “people from outside” should not give the country guidance on the issue of health.
“I warn: the United States withdrew from WHO, and we are considering in the future (this option. - RT ). Either in the future WHO will start working without ideological background, or we will also leave, ”TASS quoted him.