29 Mar 2022 10:55

Covid-19 morbidity down 26% in Russia week-on-week

MOSCOW. March 29 (Interfax) - Covid-19 morbidity levels are down 26.7% in Russia week-on-week, yet the number of infections remains high, Rospotrebnadzor, the federal health and consumer watchdog, said in a statement.

"Despite the ongoing downward trend in the Covid-19 epidemic, morbidity levels remain quite high in Russia. As of the 12th week of 2022, the country registered 172,442 cases of Covid-19, down 26.7% from the previous week," Rospotrebnadzor said.

Three constituent territories - Moscow (9%), St. Petersburg (4.9%) and the Moscow region (1.7%) - account for 10.6% of all cases. Only one region reported a rise in Covid-19 cases on the 12th week of the year, it said.

There were no regions with Covid-19 morbidity levels exceeding Russia's average on the 12th week of the year, Rospotrebnadzor said, adding that the number of infections has been declining in all age groups.

Regional branches of Rospotrebnadzor and regional executive authorities have been tasked with monitoring the Covid-19 situation while continuing to assess the preparedness of children's camps for the summer season and issuing sanitary and epidemiological permits.