Russia Records Below 100,000 COVID-19 Weekly Cases for the First Time Since October

Russia’s COVID-19 cases hit below 100,000 this week, for the first time since early October 2020, according to TASS estimates based on the anti-coronavirus crisis center’s data.

From February 15 to 21, the crisis center reported 92,843 coronavirus cases (compared to 104,602 a week earlier). Last time Russia registered fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 weekly cases on October 5-11, 2020.

Since the start of the pandemic, Russia has confirmed 4,164,726 coronavirus cases, which is 2.85% of the population.

In the last seven days, some 9.1 cases per 100,000 people were detected in Russia. Thus, this is the county’s record low since October 14.

According to TASS estimates, the coronavirus spread rate rose to 0.97 on Sunday, while by the end of the week, it rose by 0.01.