Russia climbed to second position in the world in the number of officially confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, shifting into third place in Spain. This follows from the calculations TASS on the basis of the statements of the authorities of these countries.

According to the latest data of the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, the number of cases in Russia is 232 243, while in Spain – 227 436. The leader in this indicator are the USA – 1 347 936.

However, more than in some other States, the number of cases COVID-19 in Russia is explained by the fact that the country is mass testing. As of may 9, our country has made almost 5,5 million tests for the coronavirus, which is one of the best in the world. More tests made only in the USA. Earlier in Rospotrebnadzor also said that Russian test-system “have the highest possible sensitivity and detect a single copy of the virus in response.”

in addition, thanks to early detection, mortality from new infection in Russia in tens times less, than in other countries. In Russia died 2116 people against 80 684 and 744 26 in the United States and Spain respectively.