Sobyanin warned of an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in Moscow

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Moscow Mayor Sobyanin warned that the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 will continue in the capital

Sobyanin warned of an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in Moscow

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Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin warned that the capital will continue to increase the daily incidence of COVID-19 next week due to the spread of the strain. He announced this on the air of the Russia 1 TV channel, Interfax reports.

The head of the city explained that already this week the daily incidence rates could reach six to seven thousand new cases, which is “quite a lot.”

Sobyanin also said that young people and middle-aged citizens are most often ill with the new omicron strain. “Today, the virus is circulating among the active population of young and middle age. How it will look like when it reaches the older generation, the chroniclers, it seems to me, there will be a different picture,” the mayor said.

He explained that the disease with omicron is easier, but you need to be prepared for any development of events. “So far we see that the number of moderate and severe diseases is less than in the previous wave. Despite the increase in cases, the volume of hospitalizations is not increasing, ”Sobyanin concluded.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that in Russia the level of herd immunity to COVID-19 is now 63.7 percent. The Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that almost 76.6 million people in the Russian regions have completed a full course of vaccination against coronavirus infection.

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