COVID-19 Spread Coefficient Stays below One

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According to TASS estimates based on data from the anti-coronavirus crisis center, the spread index for the COVID-19 in Russia continued to decline on Thursday, reaching 0.98.

In three of the ten locations with the largest number of illnesses, this indicator is below one in three: Moscow (0.82), Samara Region (0.96), and Moscow Region (0.99).

The coronavirus dissemination coefficient indicates how many individuals are infected on average from a single person before they are isolated. It was used, along with other factors, to evaluate whether the regions were ready to progressively relax the restrictions imposed last spring to combat the epidemic. Currently, the indicator is used to determine if a location is prepared to host large-scale events.