15 Aug 2023 17:14

Covid-19 morbidity up almost 2% in Russia over past week - HQ

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Covid-19 morbidity grew 1.9% in Russia over the week between August 7 and 13, the coronavirus response headquarters said on Tuesday.

"The Covid-19 incidence rate reached 2.03 cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, up 1.9% from the week before. Morbidity levels have grown in 38 constituent territories of the Russian Federation, including higher than average in 18 regions," the headquarters said.

Forty-one patients died from Covid-19 over the past week, and more than 2,900 new cases were recorded between August 7 and 13, the headquarters said on its website.

A 2.6% decline in morbidity and 43 deaths from Covid-19 were reported between July 31 and August 6.

A total of 2,933 patients recovered between August 7 and 13, down 25.5% from the week before.

Hospitalizations of 972 patients were reported over the past week, up 5.4% from the week before. The rate of hospitalizations grew in 33 Russian constituent territories, including higher than average in 15.

The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said on August 7 that the decline in Covid-19 morbidity had slowed down in Russia, which could mean a change in the dynamics of the epidemiological process.