Russia’s coronavirus infection rates decline but remain high, says deputy PM

Russia’s coronavirus infection rates decline but remain high, says deputy PM
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The number of new coronavirus cases is declining in Russia but still remains high, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said in an interview, APA reports citing TASS.

According to her, the current infection rates are the same as in May 2020. "The number of new coronavirus cases is declining, which is encouraging, but it still remains quite high. As you may remember, when restrictions were eased in May, the average daily number of new infections was about the same that we have now," Golikova pointed out.

The deputy prime minister added that people tend to contract viral infections in winter and early spring. "This year, COVID-19 nearly replaced the flu. Besides, we conducted a large-scale flu vaccination campaign, so the flu curve is much flatter than last year," she noted.

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