Perm and Voronezh have topped the list of major Russian cities whose residents are at the highest risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a study by the analytical outlet SberIndex, RBC reports.
Using Sber’s Symptom-Checker service, analysts determined that the risk of infection in these two cities is 15 percent higher than the Russian average. A higher risk of infection — 7 percent higher than the national average —was also observed in Irkutsk and Novosibirsk.
According to the study, the risk of infection in Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, and Saratov is the same as the countrywide average.
The cities where the risk of infection is the lowest are Moscow, Krasnodar, and Nizhny Novgorod, Sber reports. The likelihood of infection is also below average in Kazan, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Tyumen, Vladivostok, and St. Petersburg.
According to official data released on Friday, November 20, Moscow, the Moscow region, and St. Petersburg had the highest number of active coronavirus cases in Russia. Moscow currently has 137,559 confirmed cases, St. Petersburg has 33,539, and the Moscow region has 25,203. The Arkhangelsk region is fourth in terms of the most registered cases (10,693) and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is fifth (7,563). As of today, there are more than 450,000 active coronavirus cases across Russia.