MOSCOW, 30 Jul – RIA Novosti. RIA Novosti and the largest operator of fiscal data “Platform CRF” launch Coronavirus index (Covindex).

the index reflects the change in the pattern of consumption of the seven commodities, the high demand which made them “symbols” pandemic coronavirus: antiseptic, disposable gloves, medical masks, bulk soap, toilet paper, lemons, and buckwheat.

the Components of the index calculated specifically for RIA Novosti analysts, the largest operator of fiscal data “Platform of the CRF”. The company daily processes about 40 million of cashier’s checks received from more than 900 thousand of online banks across the country.

For all seven items from “coronavirus basket weekly Platform CRF” provides aggregate anonymous sales figures (average check). For a base of 100 points is set to Covindex in the week from 13 to 19 April. Its change corresponds to the arithmetic mean from the dynamics of the average bill in each of the seven products.

Covindex will be published weekly.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.