Russia recorded an additional 5,236 cases of nCoV, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 57,999, of which 513 died.
The crisis center handled by nCoV of the Russian Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Human Rights Monitoring (Rospotrebnadzor) today recorded 5,236 new nCoV infections in 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected to 57,999. 57 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from nCoV in Russia to 513.
Russia has done more than 2.1 million tests and is monitoring medical care for about 139,000 people. Russia tested expanding the contacts of people infected with nCoV and patients infected with viruses causing other acute respiratory syndrome, so the number of cases increased sharply, even reaching a record on 19/4, Director of the Biomedical Agency. Federal Veronika Skvortsova said.
The Russian government has previously set up a hotline to publicly update the disease situation. Russian President Vladimir Putin from April 18 asked the government to make daily predictions of the number of people who could be infected with nCoV. Putin also announced the postponement of parades to celebrate the Nazi victory on May 9 in Moscow, and the plan could be postponed to the end of the year.
The National Center for Virus Research and Biotechnology (Vector) has set up a team of volunteers aged 18-80 to test the anti-nCoV vaccine. Center director Rinat Maksyutov said the vaccine has been tested in animals and preclinical trials in humans will be launched on June 1 to June 22.
Covid-19 appeared in more than 200 countries and territories after the onset in China in December 2019, leaving more than 2.5 million infected and nearly 178,000 dead.