Executive Director of the world health organization emergency health Mike Ryan believes the low level of deaths from coronavirus in Russia is unusual. He stated this at a press conference on June 10, her video posted on YouTube of the organization.
“The low mortality rate in Russia is difficult to understand, based on the fact that the level of the population and the health system generally similar to that in Europe,” said Ryan.
He noted that the age pattern in Russia is also not very different from the European.
Ryan acknowledged that in different countries the approach to the statistics of deaths from coronavirus may vary. For example, in some countries, authorities reported deaths from coronavirus infection online, even before the official confirmation of the diagnosis by doctors. Thus, in some cases, mortality can be high. In addition, there can be different approaches to establish exact causes of death of patients with coronavirus infection.
“But it’s certainly unusual that the number of deaths relative to the number of confirmed cases [of coronavirus in Russia] is very low,” said Ryan.
He drew attention that it is in Russia doing a lot of tests for coronavirus (according to official data, has already spent more than 13.5 million tests), “and they are increasing the number of tests very quickly.”
“It is important that Russia has analyzed how the certification is carried out to death from COVID-19 to be sure that it is done properly”, – said the representative of the organization.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, throughout the world, the coronavirus has infected over of 7.29 million people, more than 413,4 thousand of them died, and 3.41 million were cured.
Russia ranks third in the world after USA and Brazil in the number of infected. According to official data, in Russia the coronavirus has infected almost 493,7 thousand people, and died 6358. In the United States of 1.99 million infected and 112.6 million dead in Brazil – 739,5 thousand, respectively, and 38.4 thousand In Spain, which is one of the victims of the coronavirus in European countries, almost 242,3 thousand infected, and 27.1 thousand deaths.