MOSCOW (Reuters) – The increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in the Russian Federation will not reach the spring rates, Viktor Maleev, advisor to the director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, told RIA Novosti.
The number of new cases of infection in Russia over the past day has reached 8,135, the epidemic operational headquarters said on Monday, this is the maximum increase since August 16.
The daily increase of 11,656 cases peaked on May 11, after which the number of infections gradually declined and peaked at 4,676 cases on August 26, but is now rising again.
“Most likely, we will not reach the peak incidence rates of COVID-19, which were in the spring, measures are already being taken. In addition, people already have immunity – someone was ill, someone was vaccinated,” Maleeva quoted RIA Novosti.
The total number of infections increased by 0.7% per day to 1,159,573 people.
In Moscow, 2,217 cases were registered – the maximum since June 2.
Over the past day, 61 people have died from coronavirus in Russia.
(Gleb Stolyarov, edited by Anastasia Teterevleva)