On April 2, Russia’s Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) reported that more than 536,000 tests for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have been conducted throughout the country since the pandemic began.
The day before, Rospotrebnadzor posted the exact same number: the agency’s daily bulletin for April 1 indicated a total test count of 536,669. The day before, on March 31, that number was also 536,669.
“I can’t explain this yet,” an agency representative told Meduza. The previous day, a representative said the same number had been published twice in a row due to a technical error.
On March 30, Rospotrebnadzor reported that about 344,000 coronavirus tests had been conducted in Russia.