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COVID incidence rate in Russia down by 13 times

Russia’s latest data indicates 4,855 fatalities nationwide

MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. The coronavirus incidence rate in Russia has decreased by 13 times after lockdowns were imposed and now is about two percent a day, Anna Popova, chief of Russia’s sanitary watchdog, said on Monday.

"After restrictive measures were imposed, the incidence rate has decreased by an average of 13 times by now and is around two percent. Moreover, the coronavirus spread coefficient, an index showing how many people contract a disease from an infected person before his or her isolation, has gone down three-fold in the several recent weeks. It has been less than 1 in the two recent weeks whereas it used to be more than 3," she said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

To date, a total of 414,878 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 175,877 patients having recovered from the disease. Russia’s latest data indicates 4,855 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.