September 25, 2023

COVID Soars Again


COVID Soars Again
Keeping up with COVID. The Russian Life files.

Between September 10 and 17, Russia saw a 48 percent increase in COVID-19 cases, Izvestia reported.

More than 70 Russian regions reported a spike, with nearly 2,000 people hospitalized nationwide. In response, Russia reopened its COVID research facility in Sokolniki, near Moscow.

Russian scientists say the rise is caused by COVID-19 gaining the attributes of a seasonal infection, which is causing an influx of cases as summer wanes into fall.

However, scientists also noted that this year's infection rate is lower than last year's. At the same time, one of Russia's main government buildings reinstituted a masking policy for staff.

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