infectious disease Physicians told RBC about the impact of the may holidays the number of Russians coronavirus. So, they believe that there may be cases of infection of Russians on may holidays, most likely, already reflected in the statistics.

However, the number of infected could rise if people do not abide by the mode of self-isolation during the holidays, said a leading researcher of the Institute of clinical experimental medicine, Virology Professor Alexander Chepurnov.

According to him, “as soon as possible something expect” if the Russians fail to comply with quarantine. He noted that the absence of a surge of patients after the first may weekend can say that the majority of people do comply with the quarantine. In addition, it can be a manifestation of seasonality.

a Virologist, SIC of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei Anatoly Altstein noted that a significant part of the population adhered to the regime of self-isolation during the holidays, but not without offenders. He stressed that during the first may holidays reflected in the statistics of infection. So, from 7 to 10 may in Russia there were the greatest number of infections.

Altstein added that in the country there is a tendency to reduce the number of infected, but things can change. As an example, he cited statistics of the United States, where he observed first high peaks, then the peaks are lower, reducing within two days, and then again increase.

the Virologist, doctor of medical Sciences Nikolay Malyshev agreed with the colleagues and said that the Russians tried to isolate themselves, however, were violations. At the same time, the growth in the number of infections was influenced by the fact that the last time people actively examined, were detected media.

Previously, Prime Minister Russia Mikhail Mishustin said that the increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in the country failed to stop. According to him, despite the generally difficult situation with the spread of the coronavirus, there is positive dynamics.

as of may 19, in Russia revealed 290 678 infected with coronavirus in 85 regions of the country. For the last day was 8926 new infections. The number of healed patients increased to more than 70 thousand people. For the entire period died 2722 person.