For the first time since April, more than 12.4 thousand COVID infections per day have been detected in Russia | News from Germany about Russia | DW

For the second day in a row, more than 12,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia operational headquarters on Sunday, July 31st. For the first time since mid-April, more than 12.4 thousand cases were detected per day – 250 more than the day before. 982 people were hospitalized, 38 patients died – 43 people died the day before. The number of hospitalizations over the past 24 hours has decreased by 40 percent, the headquarters noted.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, previously explained the increase in infections by the appearance of new ones in Russia. more contagious sub-variants of coronavirus – “omicron” BA.4 and BA.5. At the same time, the department called a sharp increase in the number of severe cases and hospitalizations due to the spread of new sub-options unlikely and said they did not plan to return coronavirus cases. restrictions.

In total, 18.6 million cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Russia during the pandemic, according to official figures, 382 thousand people died.

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