Rospotrebnadzor: 20% of cases of COVID-19 Russians infected within the country

So far, Rospotrebnadzor has reported that all patients with a new type of coronavirus have returned from abroad to

the last two weeks. It was about trips to epidemiologically disadvantaged countries.

Now, the department recognized that one out of five people infected with COVID-19 due to contact at home, that is, without leaving the country.

“At the same time, I want to draw attention to the fact that out of the total number of identified infected 20% are people whom we identified as contacts, they did not go abroad”

Anna Popova, Head of Ropotrebnadzor

Now in 175 countries there are more than 533thousand cases of infection with this infection. 90% of all cases occur in seven countries - China, USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, Iran and France. At the same time, in China, where the virus came from, there is a significant reduction in the epidemic. Since the end of 2019, 24 thousand people have died from coronavirus infection, more than 122.7 thousand people have recovered. In Russia, there are a total of 1063 patients with coronavirus infection, three patients died, 45 were cured.

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