Russia is one of the leaders in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus tests carried out, said Melita Vujnovich, representative of the World Health Organization in the Russian Federation, during an online press conference.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, more than 41.4 million coronavirus tests have been carried out in the country.

“What can we say about the response to COVID-19, it was absolutely unprecedented.

Huge response of the entire system, the entire government, at all levels, which made it possible to clearly see the number of infected.

Russia is one of the leaders in the world in terms of the number of tests carried out, ”she said.

At the same time, Vujnovich indicated that WHO does not observe a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 in Russia, in contrast to the European region.

Earlier, the Moscow operational headquarters for the control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus reported that more testing and better detection of coronavirus began in the capital.

The number of tests carried out in Moscow laboratories has increased on average from 40,000 to 60,000 per day.

Over the past day, 5670 new cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 were detected in 84 regions of Russia (this is the maximum growth rate per day since July 26) - 5529 and 5509 cases were recorded in the previous two days.

According to the headquarters, 23.1% of new patients had no clinical manifestations of the disease.

No new cases have been identified in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

The subjects with the lowest rates of increase in cases were the Moscow and Smolensk regions, the Chechen Republic (all 0.2% each), Moscow, the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Chuvash Republic, the Tula and Omsk regions (all 0.3%).

In total, in Russia, the diagnosis of COVID-19 was confirmed in 1,079,519 people.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 890 114 patients (82.45%) have recovered in the country, including 5809 in the last day.

223 651 people remain under medical supervision.

From complications that developed against the background of coronavirus infection and concomitant diseases, 18,917 people died (1.75%).

132 people died during the day.

The regions where the largest number of new cases were detected per day included Moscow (750), St. Petersburg (207), Moscow (173), Rostov (167) and Nizhny Novgorod (165) regions.

The leader in the country in terms of the number of detected cases is Moscow (273,273 - of which 35,500 remain active).

As noted in the Department of Health of the capital, the average daily growth rate of new cases over the past 14 days is 0.26%.

“In accordance with the Rospotrebnadzor criteria, an indicator of less than one indicates a stable epidemiological situation in the city,” the capital's headquarters said.

Sputnik V vaccine trials

On Wednesday, September 16, several details became known from the protocol of the clinical study of the vaccine "Gam-COVID-Vac-2020" developed by the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F.


According to RIA Novosti, before participating in the research, the volunteers will undergo a screening, within which they will pass tests for coronavirus, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, for the content of alcohol, narcotic or psychostimulating substances.

So, women volunteers participating in post-registration clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 are not recommended to become pregnant or breastfeed, while men are advised to avoid conceiving a child and not donate sperm for in vitro fertilization during the study period and for three months after its completion.

In addition, research participants must stop drinking alcohol three days before and after drug administration, and during the process, refrain from excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Also, during the test, it is necessary to reduce smoking - up to 10 cigarettes a day.

In addition, it became known that the volunteers were injected with a vaccine or placebo on an empty stomach, while the day before it was necessary to refrain from intense sports.

Participants in the tests must also keep an electronic diary, which must be filled in at least 15 times.

On August 11, Vladimir Putin announced the registration in Russia of the world's first coronavirus vaccine.

It was named Sputnik V after the first artificial satellite of the Earth.

The drug is a solution for intramuscular administration and allows the formation of immunity for up to two years.

Currently, the vaccine has already been released into civilian circulation.

Earlier, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that mass vaccination of the population should be expected by the beginning of winter, when the manufacturers of Sputnik V will be able to launch the production of the drug in large volumes.