Category: Covid-19 Checkup

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 14 March 2022

The Omicron wave peaked on February 11th. Daily cases are now about a quarter of that level, but still above the highs of previous waves. The weaker nature of the Omicron strain means that hospitalization levels are much lower than before.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 7 March 2022

New infections fall quickly in Russia. The Omicron outbreak peaked on February 11th. Daily cases are about 60% below the top. However, this level is still above the peaks of the previous waves. The weaker nature of the Omicron strain means that hospitalization levels are much lower than before.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 28 Feb 2022

The Omicron outbreak peaked on February 11th, and daily cases are about 16% below the top. They are falling fast in Moscow and St Petersburg. Deaths have picked up a little, which is more a function of the fact that cases are four times higher than before, although the new strain is less lethal.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 21 Feb 2022

The Omicron outbreak peaked on February 11th with 203,949 new cases, the highest since the pandemic started. Today, the reported new infections are 152,337. The rate is falling fastest in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 14 Feb 2022

New infections reach new highs. New Covid cases in Russia are running at around four times their previous highs. 93% of those infected require only outpatient treatment. Deaths are below their peak although they are ticking higher. Yesterday the number of reported infections was 180,450 and the death number was 683.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 7 Feb 2022

New Covid cases in Russia are running at around four times their previous highs. Deaths are well below their peak though. In the latest 24 hours, 171,905 new infections and 609 deaths were reported. This compares with less than 25,000 new inflections and over 1,000 deaths in late December.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 31 Jan 2022

New Covid cases in Russia are well above the previous highs. More than 120,000 new cases were reported for a second consecutive day on Sunday. The number of directly linked fatalities was 617.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 24th January 2022

New cases in Russia are double their previous highs – in St Petersburg and Moscow in particular. This is expected to continue for at least one more week. A total of 65,109 new infections were recorded on Sunday 23rd, according to government data.

Eurasia Covid-19 Checkup 17 Jan 2022

There is a sharp jump in new cases in Russia, and in St Petersburg and Moscow in particular. This is expected to continue for at least two more weeks. So far hospital admissions remain at a low level. The trigger for the spike in Omicron cases was the return of Russian tourists from New Year vacations.

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