The operational headquarters for combating coronavirus infection reported that 24,072 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia over the past day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 17,739,462 cases.
St. Petersburg became the leader in terms of the indicator, where 1145 people fell ill per day. The second is the Sverdlovsk region – 1101 cases. The top three is closed by the Voronezh region – 975 cases.
Also during the day, doctors recorded 395 deaths. 60,933 people have been discharged from the hospital.
Earlier, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Chief Researcher of the V. A. Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Petr Chumakov said that Russia is waiting for a series of “residual waves” of coronavirus. According to him, the wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron strain has already ended in the country. In particular, this is due to the fact that a significant part of the population has developed immunity to this variant of coronavirus infection. The biologist notes that collective immunity will protect Russians from new bursts of infection for several months. However, after that, after about three to four months, we should expect a series of “residual” waves.