For 10 days the number seriously ill in Moscow stabilized

due to the preventive measures of Russia managed to contain the spread COVID-19. Now the work goes in all directions, said President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting on sanitary-epidemiological situation.

Moscow became the first Russian region in which was recorded the rapid spread of coronavirus infection. To protect citizens and keep the numbers down I had to take some serious measures.

He added that at this stage of the measures taken is sufficient, and further decisions will depend on the development of the situation.

“We understand what is happening, what the dynamics of development in the course of a week and a half, more or less, it will be clear how we will continue to move because we already live long enough in the mode of restraint and isolation”, — said the Mayor.

Compliance with Muscovites mode the isolation and early detection of coronavirus has already had a positive effect.

“a week ago we noticed the deterrence in the number of seriously ill patients. So, in the last 10 days, the number of seriously ill patients stabilized at around 1000-1300 people a day. There’s no such explosive growth, and not even follow a common chart of cases. This is the most important story, because it gives an opportunity for the entire medicine safely, as planned to work, especially the hospital part,” — said Sergey Sobyanin.

According to him, has already developed a clear system of work with patients: a quick timely diagnosis, isolation of risk groups, the interaction between outpatient and inpatient management.

Significantly increased the number of tests conducted, and the procedure of the study material was extremely open. Tests carried out not only narrow the laboratory, but also regional and private.

“Today, the quality has increased to almost half, and the coverage increased accordingly, and the detection of those infected with coronavirus. This one direction. And second, no less important, we began to diagnose not only laboratory research but also clinical picture, on suspicion on Coveney pneumonia using CT (computed tomography),” said Sergei Sobyanin.

He added that for diagnosis of patients with CT involved 45 centers outpatient clinics.

the Next step was a special attention to citizens with symptoms of SARS and acute respiratory diseases, which increased the temperature and observed/there are other signs of a cold.

“In Moscow, generally in the month of SARS at the usual time rooting about 450 thousand people. This is a huge mass of people, however we felt that they need all the attention. Moreover, a sick person in a complex form of SARS issued immediately resolution of isolation not only them but their relatives. This is the most important direction”, — said the Mayor.

Early diagnosis allows for faster to prescribe treatment in both outpatient and inpatient. As a result, the disease rarely goes into severe stage.

in addition, the city has introduced cash incentives for blood donors who have had COVID-19. It contains antibodies that help fight infections to other patients. “It’s not yet clear how effective it is, but we supply of donor blood, plasma do in the future if it works to have already been the reserve for the treatment of patients. And, of course, waiting for the vaccine, because whatever we do, we understand that to overcome this disease is possible only under one condition is the availability of effective drugs and vaccines,” added Sergei Sobyanin.

Deputy Chairman of the Government of Russia Tatyana Golikova said that Russia performed over 2.5 million tests for coronavirus. In this increasingly began to identify asymptomatic carriers of infection. Last week the number of cases was 44 per cent. This complicates the comparison of the number of cases in Russia with those of some other countries, where inspections are conducted only for the residents who already have symptoms or a serious illness.

on April 20, Russia recorded a 26 350 cases of coronavirus infection. The proportion of cases among people aged over 65 years is 15.5 percent. “This is lower than in other countries, and this is mainly due to the fact that we proactively made a decision about the possibility of putting these people under the withdrawal, gave them the opportunity, if it’s working citizens, to take sick leave and, consequently, to save yourself, not to get sick. As confirmed by our data, these efforts yielded the result”, — said Golikova.

the Average age of onset of Russians is of 47.9 years for women, and 44.7 years for men.