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Russia Is Now The Second Largest Epidemic Region In The World

Russia surpassed Brazil to become the second largest epidemic region in the world. Over the past 24 hours, the country has reported 9,434 new infections, bringing the total number of country-wide infections to 335,882.

Russia today reported 9,434 cases and 139 deaths from Covid-19 , bringing the total to 335,882 and 3,388 respectively. Thus, Russia surpassed Brazil, which recorded 330,890 cases and 21,048 deaths, becoming the second largest epidemic region in the world, after the US.

The West suspects that Russia conceals the number of deaths from disease, as the Covid-19 mortality rate in Russia is quite low, at only about 1%. Prior to this allegation, Russian officials denied, and explained that low deaths reflected effective preventive measures and extensive testing.

Russian President Putin said yesterday that the number of new corona virus infections in Moscow and other regions is decreasing. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that its way of reporting deaths is in line with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is more accurate than in other countries.

Russian autopsies of all suspected Covid-19 infected people died and only acknowledged their deaths from Covid-19 if the virus was the direct cause of death. People who die of other underlying medical conditions are not included in this data.

Meanwhile, China, where the outbreak began today, said no additional cases and deaths were reported from Covid-19. The country reported two suspected cases, including one imported in Shanghai and one suspected local infection in northeast Jilin province.

Regarding symptom cases, China reported an additional 28 cases. Currently, 370 asymptomatic cases are under medical supervision.

China currently records 82,971 infections and 4,634 deaths from nCoV, lower than many countries in the world despite the disease outbreak starting late last year. The country also reported 1,711 imported cases, of which 1,670 had recovered.

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