COVID-19 in Russia, September

Russia // 21 September, 2020

At least 1,109,585 cases and 19,489 deaths.

See the Ministry of Health dedicated COVID-19 website for the latest updates and case distribution across Russia. The national COVID-19 Hotline is: 8 800 2000 112.

Status: Outbreak

21 September: Cases continue to show an upward trend, with over 6,000 daily cases reported for the last two days. The head of the Consumer Watchdog states this is as predicted due to increased testing particularly in Moscow; many of the new cases are mild and hospitals are not overloaded. No new restrictions are needed at this stage. A total of 1,109,585 cases and 19,489 deaths have been reported.

The Government has announced that international flights are resuming on a once weekly basis to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea.

15 September: Cases have slightly increased again, with over 5,500 cases reported in the last 24 hours – the highest number since late July. There have been a total of 1,073,849 cases confirmed, of which 18,785 people have died. Despite ranking fourth in the world for number of cases, the country ranks twelfth for number of deaths. When considering the case fatality rate of 1.7%, this places the country at 106th, according to the head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing.

10 September: Daily cases have plateaued in the low 5,000s over the last week. Of the total 1,046,370 cases, there have been 18,263 deaths and over 862,300 recoveries. Over 165,700 people are still undergoing treatment or medical observation.

7 September: Cases have slightly increased from the low daily case numbers a fortnight ago. In the last 24 hours, 5,185 cases were confirmed. Of these 690 cases were in Moscow city and a further 166 in Moscow Region, and 196 cases in St Petersburg. A total of 1,030,690 cases have been confirmed, including 17,871 fatalities and 843,277 recoveries.

2 September: The country has reached over 1 million confirmed cases. It remains the fourth most affected country, behind the United States, Brazil and India. Over 815,000 people have recovered and 17,299 people have died to date. Phase 3 clinical trials of the Sputnik-V vaccine will begin in Moscow this week, with the aim of vaccination 40,000 people.

See the August updates for Russia here.


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