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Russia’s pandemic website stops reporting number of active coronavirus cases

Source: RBC

The Russian government’s online hub for the pandemic, stopkorona.rf, has stopped publishing statistics on the number of active coronavirus cases across the country. 

Previously, the overall number of people currently sick with the coronavirus was included in the website’s “real-time data” section; there were also detailed statistics broken down by region. According to a web archive, this information hasn’t been published on the website since July 8. At the time, Russia had 423,422 active cases.

Based on the total number of infections minus the sum of recoveries and fatalities, the number of active coronavirus cases in Russia as of 11:00 a.m. Moscow time on July 12 was 448,113. 

The Telegram-based outlet Baza noted that all data on the number of active cases was removed from the government’s website after stopkorona.rf’s statistics for St. Petersburg diverged from the numbers reported by the city authorities. 

ANO National Priorities, which developed and maintains the stropkorona.rf website, told RBC that the graph showing the number of active cases was removed as “uninformative,” since some media outlets were misinterpreting this data.

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