In Russia in January-March 2020 increased mortality from respiratory diseases, including pneumonia, was absent, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to data of the Ministry of health. The Ministry stressed that on the contrary, in the first quarter of this year were fewer deaths from respiratory diseases (9.8% or 1 687 people from 17 229 people in January-March 2019 to 15 542 persons in January-March 2020). Reduction of mortality in this group of diseases was observed in 58 regions.
7.5%, or 631 people (8 with 391 persons in January-March 2019 to 7 760 persons in January-March 2020) decreased mortality from infectious and parasitic diseases. A decrease was observed in 49 regions.
Fewer patients died from diseases of the circulatory system, which is 6.7% or 15 437 people (004 232 people in January-March 2019 to 216 567 persons in January-March 2020), a decrease was observed in 73 regions. “In the context of the epidemic COVID-19 it should be noted that in January-March 2020 growth of mortality from diseases of the respiratory system, including pneumonia and influenza in Russia as a whole is not observed”, – stated in the message of Ministry of health.