Russia recognized the underestimation of mortality from COVID-19 2.5 times

The total number of registered deaths from COVID-19 in Russia, including the cases when the disease is a high probability that the death occurred because of infection of the coronavirus, was in April of 2712 people. It follows from the data of Federal state statistics service, published June 13.

All deaths in the table are divided into two groups: those where the coronavirus was the cause of death (1660), and those who have been diagnosed COVID-19, but a formal time of death from other causes (1052 people).

According to Rosstat, in 1270 cases of coronavirus was identified as the main causes of death in 390 cases, the presence of the deceased COVID-19 was not confirmed by laboratory.

Another 435 people died from other diseases, which seriously affected the coronavirus, and in 617 cases diagnosed COVID-19 was not the direct cause of death.

At the same time, according to reports the operational headquarters of the fight against coronavirus in April from COVID-19 in Russia died 1162 person.

Thus, the current statistics were reduced about 2.5 times.

In may, the materials The New York Times and the Financial Times said that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Russia is much higherthan official data show. Only in Moscow the death rate from coronavirus infection can be 72% higher than misleading officials, concludes the British edition.

The speaker of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the media reports inaccurate and said that Moscow is waiting for a rebuttal.

On 13 June, the Russian operational headquarters provided the following information: 520 infected 129 people, died 6829. Russia is in third place in the world by the number of cases.

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