Murashko named the regions with the maximum increase in severe cases of COVID-19

Murashko said that the maximum increase in the number of severe cases of COVID-19 was noted in Karelia course of COVID-19. The head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko said this at a meeting of the coordinating council for combating coronavirus infection under the government, TASS reports.

Among the subjects of the country with maximum indicators, the minister named the Republic of Karelia, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk and Stavropol Territories, the Chechen Republic , as well as Kemerovo, Tver, Lipetsk and Murmansk regions.

At the same time, Murashko stressed, the total number of active cases of coronavirus infection decreased by 14 percent, but the number of patients under observation is still quite large.

Earlier, an infectious disease doctor, associate professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the RUDN University Sergei Voznesensky doubted the end of the fourth wave of COVID-19. Prior to that, Andrei Isaev, director of the DNKOM Center for Molecular Genetic Research, reported that, according to PCR testing, the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Russia has come to an end.

Over the past day, 33,996 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in Russia , the total number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic in the country was 9,400,835.