Faced with a worldwide coronavirus threat, we're analyzing many media and data sources on the spread of infection in Russia everyday. Here is a summary with some interactive visualizing. It will be recalculated as frequent as it possible.
On 07.04, there are 7497 confirmed cases in Russia (1154 new in a past day, average growth per last 29 days is ~258), 6943 active cases, 494 recovered and 60 deceased.
There was 63 confirmed cases in Russia on Mar 15, and 63 confirmed cases in India on Mar 10.
On 07.04 there are 7497 confirmed cases in Russia and 4858 cases in India.
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A few days of March official Russian statistics claimed that there wasn't any deaths from coronavirus. Russia reported its first coronavirus-related death of a 79 y.o. woman in Moscow with underlying health issues who died from pneumonia after testing positive for the virus, on March 19. First fatality case was confirmed by the Moscow's mayor in his Twitter.
Later, official cause of death was listed as a blood clot, not pneumonia. So, Russia's official Covid-19 fatality count was reseted to zero, although JHU's dashboard began to consider deaths equal to 1 from this date.
Two more patients, 88 and 73 y.o., who tested positive for the coronavirus have died on evening March 25, city government’s headquarters for the Covid-19 pandemic reported. These cases didn't affect the official death counter that day (but affect a day later). We counted fatality to 3 on March 25, JHU's dashboard did it too.
On evening March 27, there was a fourth official death in Russia (fifth in our counter), 56 y.o. woman died with increasing manifestations of multiple organ failure.
57 y.o. man died in Orenburg on Saturday's morning (Mar 28). This victim was a sixth according our counter (the official number of victims remained 4 on that day). Later on evening two more patients with coronavirus died, in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
In this way, Russia's official statistics published on every morning are slightly late.
For example, on the morning of March 31, authorities said that 17 people had died from the coronavirus. This result was summarised by the end of the previous day, March 30. On March 31, the media reported that five more patients died in Moscow, one - in the Pskov Region, and another - in the Perm Territory. Thus, on the evening of March 31, we calculated 26 deaths (adding to this the first death in Moscow on March 19, later reseted to zero, an one more case in St. Petersburg). On the morning of April 1, official deaths toll rises to 24, as coronavirus crisis center published.
Another terrible example with incorrect coronavirus statistics is the story with an editor-in-cheif of the Perm media Anastasia Petrova. Many details of her death became known on Apr 2. According to Russian media, on March 24, our colleague was hospitalized with pneumonia diagnosed. The 1st coronavirus test was positive, but required additional testing. The 2nd test was also positive, as Anastasia Petrova herself told friends on March 29. She died on March 31. Only on Apr 1 regional medical authorities confirmed that the victim probably had a coronavirus, and on Apr 2 said that it was exactly so.
This gap is a problem: we don't know exactly what's happening with coronavirus patients right now. We strongly recommend you to validate all msgs on coronavirus deaths, as we do.
We are visualizing the Covid-19 situation in Russia starting March 15, 2020, when more than 50 cases was officially confirmed. More news on coronavirus spread are available at the Pan Pacific Agency's website.
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