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Human Wellbeing Watchdog notes decline in COVID-19 cases across Russia

10:27, 11 January 2021
Human Wellbeing Watchdog notes decline in COVID-19 cases across Russia Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.ru

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia decreased by 12% over the first ten days of 2021, said Anna Popova, the head of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor).


It is, of course, too early to talk about stabilization, but the figures are as follows. In terms of incidence, if we compare the first ten days of 2021 and the final ten days of 2020, the number of daily cases has decreased by almost 12%, Popova said.

Popova added that the number of hospitalized people has decreased by about the same percentage during this time, Russia 1 TV reported.

Earlier, speaking about the first week of the new year, Rospotrebnadzor reported that the daily incidence of COVID-19 per 100,000 people decreased from 18.9 to 16.5. However, this indicator varies in different regions - it ranges from 2.44 to 67.98 per 100,000 people. All this suggests that current COVID-19 prevention measures need to be maintained, Rospotrebnadzor noted.

The Government of Serbia and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have agreed to supply Serbians with two million doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, NEWS.ru reported earlier.