An infectious disease specialist announced an increase in the case fatality rate from COVID-19

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The situation with the incidence of COVID-19 remains tense and unstable, the head physician of the Leader of Medicine medical center, infectious disease specialist Yevgeny Timakov told Izvestia.

In his opinion, the increase in the incidence continues, but people are afraid to go to doctors, because they do not want to be quarantined. Many people consult remotely, receive treatment at home, in the country, without contacting government services. This has become noticeable in the recent increase in the lethality rate, the specialist says.

The mortality rate, he said, is calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the number of cases.

On April 25, the headquarters for the prevention of the importation and spread of a new coronavirus infection reported that 8,780 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Russia per day, and 332 deaths were registered.

Accordingly, on April 25, the case fatality rate is 0.04 (4%). For comparison, on January 1, 536 deaths were recorded, while there were 27,039 cases. Then the case fatality rate was 0.02 (2%).

“The lethality did not increase because we began to treat worse, or the virus became more aggressive. Only one conclusion suggests itself: people simply do not go to the doctor, ”concluded Evgeny Timakov.

Earlier, on April 20, Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog that the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection began to worsen.

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