Over the past day, 14,937 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Russia, a 73% increase compared to February 24.

123,460 new cases of coronavirus have been identified.

167,310 people recovered, 787 died from complications that developed against the background of COVID-19 and concomitant diseases.

In total, 16,052,028 cases of coronavirus have been identified in Russia to date.

349,365 deaths were recorded, 13,139,971 people recovered.

St. Petersburg became the leader in the number of new detected cases - 7572 per day.

In the Novosibirsk region, 4796 cases were recorded, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory - 4759 cases.

More than 4 thousand cases of COVID-19 per day were also detected in the Sverdlovsk (4544) and Samara (4218) regions and in the Perm Territory (4052).

Moscow is in tenth place in terms of the increase in cases per day.

3333 new patients with COVID-19 were identified in the capital, 543 people were hospitalized.

The Ministry of Health, meanwhile, said that the situation with COVID-19 in Russia has been normalizing in the past few days.

This point of view was expressed by First Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Fisenko at a meeting in the Federation Council "Implementation of national projects in the social sphere."

“The last few days we have been fixing the normalization of the situation, and what happened a few weeks ago is a really significant rise,” TASS quoted him as saying.

Fisenko also noted that a few weeks ago, the load on the outpatient healthcare sector was unprecedented due to the spread of the Omicron strain.

Post-Covid Syndrome and Immunity

Elena Belyakova, an epidemiologist at the Taldom Central District Hospital of the Moscow Region, said that coronavirus can harm all internal organs and systems.

“Among the symptoms of post-covid syndrome: prolonged weakness, drowsiness, insomnia, joint pain, pressure surges.

In people who already have some concomitant diseases, COVID-19 can provoke their exacerbation, ”the specialist said in an interview with Radio 1.

Belyakova added that the loss of smell is one of the first signs of the disease.

At the same time, such a symptom can also form after the illness, and also persist for quite a long time - up to a year.

According to the doctor, post-covid syndrome can occur after any form of coronavirus, including asymptomatic.

In turn, the immunologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov spoke about the factors affecting immunity after COVID-19.

According to him, everything is determined by the nature, manifestations and severity of the post-COVID syndrome.

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Kryuchkov noted that the severity and variety of these manifestations determine the state of immunity after the coronavirus.

According to him, if the key functions of the body, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory systems, as well as the mechanism of blood clotting, are affected, then the effect on the formed immunity will be noticeable.

“If these are functional things: increased anxiety, vegetative manifestations, headaches, fog in the head, then they have less effect on immunity,” Kryuchkov said in an interview with URA.RU.

Virologist, infectious disease specialist Nikolai Malyshev is of the opinion that the recovery of the body after the coronavirus may take several years.

He noted that evidence of a long recovery process after this disease is becoming more and more.

“But people, especially those who are older or who have significant underlying medical conditions, take a very long time to recover.

Now there are already observations that two years have passed, and they still have violations.

This suggests that it is better to get vaccinated than to get sick, ”concluded Malyshev.