In Moscow, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in August decreased by 66% compared to June

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In Moscow on August 8, 691 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded per day, and since the beginning of August, the number of new patients is 66% less than it was registered in the first week of June. This is evidenced by the data of the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus infection.

“The number of new cases of coronavirus since the beginning of August is 66.3% less than in the first week of June. The average growth rate of new cases since the lifting of restrictions on June 23 is negative, “a representative of the headquarters told Interfax on August 8.

He noted that 53% of new patients are people between the ages of 18 and 45, 25.1% are between 46 and 65. In addition, 10.1% of cases are children.

Earlier on the same day, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development Anastasia Rakova said that over the past day, 1,278 patients in the capital have recovered after contracting coronavirus infection.

The day before, Rosstat disclosed data according to which in June the number of deaths from coronavirus infection decreased in the Russian regions, which were the first to take the hit of the epidemic. In particular, we are talking primarily about the situation in Moscow.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin admitted on August 5 that the restrictive measures imposed due to the coronavirus could be extended for several more months.

Up-to-date information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. In addition, information is available under the hashtag #WeWeTogether.

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