Sergei Sobyanin: the number of cases on mechanical ventilation in Moscow is growing, the peak of the pandemic has shifted to June-July
In Moscow, the spring peak of the pandemic has shifted and is expected in June-July. The mayor of the city Sergei Sobyanin announced this on the Russia 24 TV channel, RIA Novosti reports.
The mayor also stressed that people began to get sick more severely – and that the number of Muscovites on ventilators in the city is growing. He did not specify exactly how many residents of the city are connected to the devices.
Moscow authorities stopped publishing accurate statistics on people on ventilators in the winter – then Meduza’s source in the mayor’s office said that the statistics had been removed so as “not to spoil people’s mood for the holidays.” Meduza is now awaiting an answer from the Moscow headquarters about the exact number of patients on mechanical ventilation and about the prospects for the return of regular publication of these data.
Sobyanin also said that Moscow is not going to introduce additional restrictions, while stressing that the authorities will strengthen control over compliance with existing measures.
In Moscow on June 11, 5853 new cases of coronavirus were recorded. This is the highest value since January. Since May, the incidence in the city has increased by one and a half times.