Sberbank: the number of Russians who have had coronavirus is six times higher than the official one. 165 thousand people are infected daily

The real number of residents of Russia who have become ill with covid since the beginning of the pandemic may exceed official statistics by six times. This is the conclusion reached by Sberindex analysts. 

Modeling data show that the real level of infection is 5-6 times higher than the official statistics due to cases of mild and asymptomatic disease. In the absence of mandatory continuous testing, such cases remain undetected, which overestimates the mortality rate and the idea of ​​the severity of the disease in most cases. 

According to analysts, now about 165 thousand people can become infected with covid every day. By the New Year, according to Sberindex, 16.6 million Russians can get coronavirus.

According to the official data of the headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, almost three million people have fallen ill in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic. At the end of December, 28-29 thousand cases of the disease are recorded daily.

(C)MEDUZA 2020

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