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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Russia has plateaued, says former health minister

Source: Pervy Kanal

 The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia has leveled off, says former health minister Veronika Skvortsova, who is now the director of the Federal Biomedical Agency. 

“In fact, in the last week we have already reached a plateau in the number of new cases,” she said on the television program “Dok-Tok,” on the state-owned Channel One.

Skvortsova added that a “plateau” still allows for fluctuations, so the daily number of new COVID-19 infections could be slightly higher or slightly lower going forward. 

On the morning of May 1, Russian officials announced that the country recorded 7,933 new coronavirus infections in the past day, bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 114,431 patients. Another 96 people reportedly died from the disease, raising Russia’s total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 to 1,169. As many as 13,220 people in Russia are known to have recovered fully from the disease.