In Russia, 18,632 people with coronavirus infection were hospitalized over the past day - the number of hospitalizations is 3% more than on February 17 (18,090). 

The daily increase in COVID-19 cases across the country amounted to 180,071 (the previous day, an indicator of 180,622 was recorded).

The largest number of new cases was detected in St. Petersburg (16,398), Moscow (8,308) and the Krasnoyarsk Territory (7,823). 

During this time, 198,369 patients have fully recovered, 784 people have died.

The total number of coronavirus cases registered in Russia has reached 15,020,573.

According to the capital's headquarters for combating COVID-19, 884 people were hospitalized in Moscow per day.

There are 581 people on ventilators in the capital's hospitals.

Over the past 24 hours, 38,981 patients have recovered in Moscow after undergoing treatment for coronavirus.

86 patients have died, all were diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19.

The disease of the coronavirus strain "omicron", which in a significant number of cases proceeds in a mild form, can provoke serious consequences.

This was stated by RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Gorelov.

“The reason is already clear - the key genetic factor is that the virus “lands” on the receptors of all organs and systems, and, accordingly, causes damage to both the vascular system and internal organs.

Simply put, where it is thin, it breaks there - after an infection, existing chronic diseases can worsen, as well as manifest new pathologies, ”he said.

According to him, coronavirus also often has a negative effect on the brain.

In addition, a third of those who recover from COVID-19 have neurological disorders.

In the All-Russian Popular Front, a decrease in the cost of PCR tests is recorded in a number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, the press service of the organization indicates that so far not all medical organizations, private and public, have reduced the fee for this procedure.

“We reported to the president two weeks ago about the situation around the cost of PCR tests and once every two weeks we check about 500 laboratories.

There is a downward trend, ”said the head of the executive committee of the ONF, Mikhail Kuznetsov, on Channel One.

Earlier, Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov instructed to check the validity of the cost of PCR tests for COVID-19 "in connection with media reports about a significant increase in prices for diagnostic services."

In less than the first two months of 2022, almost 2.4 thousand fake materials about COVID-19 were removed, Roskomnadzor reported.

“In total, since the beginning of 2022, 2,386 materials with fakes about coronavirus have been deleted or blocked, including those containing information about the sale of fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates and QR codes, in 2021 - 6,937,” RIA Novosti quotes the text of the message. .

nasal vaccine

Russia has already developed and registered a test system for determining immunity after using a nasal vaccine against coronavirus infection, said Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.

“Yes, a test system has been developed.

We found a method, understood how to take a smear.

We will determine immunity not only by a blood test, but also by a swab from the nose, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.

In the second half of January, trials of a nasal vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology began in the capital.

On February 8, Alexander Gunzburg stressed that the trials were going well, and the possibility of reducing their timeframes for the fastest possible introduction of the drug into civilian circulation is being discussed.

On February 16, he indicated that the subjects did not have any complications.

In addition, clinical trials of the Generium nasal vaccine started this week in Moscow at six city polyclinics.