1 Mar 2022 11:16

Covid-19 morbidity in Russia down 27.6% in past week, decline reported in 75 Russian regions - Rospotrebnadzor

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - Covid-19 morbidity in Russia dropped 27.6% over the past week, head of Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said, adding that a decline has been reported in 75 regions of the country.

"A total of 875,280 cases of Covid-19 were registered during the eighth week of 2022. The incidence rate was 596.45 per 100,000 of population, or 27.6% lower than the week before," Popova said during a conference call with Rospotrebnadzor's regional branch on Tuesday, according to the service's press center.

"Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg account for a mere 10.7% of cases, while 89.3% of cases are registered in the rest of the country," she said.

During the eighth week of the year, Covid-19 morbidity kept growing only in six regions, but in 75 regions it decreased, Popova said.

"Morbidity rates have been declining in all age groups, [...] 97% of all confirmed cases have only symptoms of acute viral respiratory infections, or are asymptomatic," she said.