on october 4th, local time, popova, russia’s chief pandemic prevention division, told the media that the current situation in russia is serious.
she noted that the rate of new coronary pneumonia diagnoses in russia rose by 14 per cent last week (week 39), compared with 9 per cent in week 38 in the previous three weeks, 7 per cent in week 37 and 1 per cent in week 36.
sixty-seven of russia’s 85 federal entities have seen an increase in the rate of diagnosis, with 12 states experiencing an increase of more than 20 per cent. in terms of patient age, most of the patients recently diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in russia are elderly.
popova said large-scale group events have been cancelled in most parts of russia. she recommended that states strengthen oversight of the implementation of the mask system and continue to encourage people to get coronavirus.