MOSCOW, may 24. /TASS/. Russia this week dropped to third in the world in the number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus. Over the past seven days in the country found almost 10 thousand infected people less than the previous.

According to the estimates of the TASS based on the data of the operational headquarters for a week in Russia confirmed coronavirus 62 729 people against 72 064 a week earlier. In relative terms, growth fell from 34.4% to 22.3%.

since the beginning of the outbreak in the country has revealed 344 481 case of infection. In Brazil, according to the latest data, there were 347 398 infected persons and their number in the South American country is growing much faster. Thus, Russia lost the second position by the number of people infected. First place by a wide margin continue take the United States, where, according to Johns Hopkins University, contracted a total of 1 622 670 people.

the prevalence of coronavirus, showing how many people have time to infect one infected person to his isolation in Russia for a week and half is below 1. However, in the last days, he moved to growth, having increased from a minimum of 0.89 to 0.98, it follows from the calculations TASS.

the Number recovered in Russia continues to grow rapidly, on Sunday it reached 113 299. This week has written another 45 926 patients — much more than the previous one, when recovered 33 067 people. The share has already recovered has increased from 23.9% to 32.9%.

however, began to increase and the conditional mortality rate due coronavirus infection.

this week the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus in the country, stated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. According to estimates TASS, the rate of new infections continued to decline: over the past seven days, they amounted to an average of 2.9% per day, whereas the previous one was at 4.3%.

on Sunday the operational headquarters reported 8 599 confirmed cases — the lowest rate since may 1.

the Number of infected grows more slowly when the scale of the test for seven days was made approximately 1.7 million tests for coronavirus, compared to about 1.5 million last week. Since the beginning of the outbreak in Russia has spent more than 8.6 million of such studies.

If a week ago you could say that Russia has already recovered almost one in four people with confirmed coronavirus, now about one third.

due to the large number of cured patients, the number of so-called active cases, that is, people who remain on treatment, began to grow much more slowly than before.

According to estimates by TASS, may 17, it was 748 211, and the 24th, reached 227 641, an increase of only 7.5% (a week ago growth was at 22%). In Moscow, where was the painshe just infected, the rate went on to decline. Last Sunday the city was ill 113 831 people, and it is 112 080.

Conditional mortality rates this week moved to increase after a long period of stability in Russia as a whole made up 1.03%.

In total, over the past seven days, due coronavirus in the country died 910 people (for the time 3 541), in the previous — 716.

In Moscow, the mortality rate is slightly higher — a 1.22% (a week ago — 1,05%). At the moment in the capital city recorded 1 993 victims of new infections, 490 of them over the past seven days.

nevertheless, the death rate in Russia is several times lower than the world average, which in recent years began to decline, dropping to about 6.5 percent.

against the background of stabilization of the situation are increasingly began to sound the question, how many Russians, in fact, already suffered a coronavirus infection, given that in many cases it has no symptoms. The answer can give extensive research on the presence of antibodies to the coronavirus.

In Moscow, where such testing was launched on may 15, immunity to new infection was detected in 12.5% of the more than 50 thousand people who have passed. Commenting on these figures, the Director of the National research centre of epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamalei of the Ministry of health of Russia Alexander Ginzburg noted that only in the capital coronavirus was able to move 15-20% of the population. It is about 2.5 million people.

Similar data released this week, the company “Invitro”, which launched the test in a number of regions since may 18. The company stated that specific antibodies were found in 14% of the more than 40 thousand patients.

Own tests have started to do a number of specialized companies — “Hemotest” and CMD. CPS plans to begin a large-scale study in June, it should cover about 0.5% of the Russians.