Coronavirus does not multiply in water. This was announced on July 29 by the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova during a meeting on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the Russian Federation with the participation of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
“The virus does not multiply either in sea water or in fresh water, but at the same time it can persist, and our close monitoring – about 800 studies – shows that there are no such risks yet,” the head of Rospotrebnadzor said during a meeting on sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country.
Popova spoke about the tests of the viability of coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the aquatic environment, which “was very important before the holiday season.”
She also said that, according to the Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology “Vector”, where the research was carried out, it was revealed that the coronavirus “is not resistant to temperatures, that is, boiling kills it instantly, like many other viruses.”
Earlier, Popova said that population immunity to coronavirus in 10 regions of Russia ranges from 17 to 28%. She noted that studies conducted in Russia did not reveal significant changes in the coronavirus genome during its circulation in the country.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest data, in Russia the total number of detected cases of COVID-19 has reached 828,990 people, 13,673 patients have died, and 620,333 recovered.