Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Russia
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Russia
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause infection in humans and various animals, including birds and mammals such as camels, cats and bats. Some animal coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are communicable from animals to humans. To date, it has been confirmed that seven coronaviruses can also cause infection in humans. When animal coronaviruses evolve, infect humans and spread between humans, this can lead to outbreaks such as MERS-CoV and SARS.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms range from mild to severe respiratory disorders with fever, coughing and breathing difficulties. The elderly and people with existing chronic conditions appear to be more vulnerable to serious symptoms. Certain population groups are considered to be more at risk; they are more vulnerable to developing serious symptoms. These are mainly people over 65 years of age and people suffering from serious chronic diseases.
Coronavirus in Russia News:
- April 14, 2021Editorial: Meduza stands with the student journal ‘Doxa’ and the investigative outlet ‘iStories’
Just days ago, the Russian security forces raided the apartment of journalist Roman Anin and the editorial office of iStories Media, the investigative outlet that he leads. The investigative reporters …
- April 14, 2021From gene bombs to classroom curriculum. How Vladimir Putin became infatuated with genetics and entrusted the industry to friends and family
Until recently, the Russian authorities showed little interest in genetics. The breakthrough came in 2019, when the government allocated 127 billion rubles ($1.7 billion) to a special seven-year feder …
- April 14, 2021‘Radio Svoboda’ and ‘Current Time TV’ to move editorial staff out of Russia
The leadership of Radio Svoboda and Current Time TV have offered to help some of the editorial staff from their Moscow bureau leave Russia, reports the BBC Russian Service, citing nine employees from …
- April 14, 2021Anti-domestic violence group ‘Nasiliu.net’ fined for violating ‘foreign agent’ law
On Wednesday, April 14, a Moscow court fined the anti-domestic violence group “Nasiliu.net” (No to Violence) 300,000 rubles ($3,970) for violating the law on “foreign agent” NGOs.
- April 14, 2021Putin receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine
On Wednesday, April 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
- April 14, 2021‘It’s too early to talk about this meeting’. The Kremlin’s spokesman comments on potential talks between presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden
During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, April 13, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed a summit meeting between the two leaders in the coming months, “to discuss the full ra …
- April 14, 2021Police launch slander case over post on Leonid Volkov’s social media calling Russian oligarch Evgeny Prigozhin a ‘killer’
A district police department in Moscow has launched a felony defamation case over a post about Russian catering magnate Evgeny Prigozhin, which was published on a social media account belonging to Nav …
- April 14, 2021‘Unprecedented pressure’. Police raid Russian student journal’s office and its editors’ homes
On Wednesday, April 14, police officers in Moscow raided the office of the independent student journal Doxa, as well as the homes of its editors. The four student journalists were taken in for questio …
- April 13, 2021Another treason case. Physics professor arrested in Moscow for allegedly passing secrets to a NATO country
On Tuesday, April 13, a Moscow court remanded theoretical physicist Valery Golubkin in custody on suspicion of treason. Allegedly, he passed information to a NATO country. Golubkin’s arrest comes in c …
- April 13, 2021U.S. President Biden proposes summit meeting during call with Putin
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, April 13.