Saturday , September 18 2021

The Kremlin denies concealing data on the number of COVID-19 cases

Data on the incidence of coronavirus in Russia are not hidden, data on the sick and the dead are published regularly, said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation. He was asked for information that the number of COVID-19 cases, according to statistics on the issuance of QR codes, exceeds the data published by the headquarters.

“We do not agree that the issue of the epidemic is close. Data on Russia and capital cities, data on deaths, data on new patients and those who have recovered are published regularly. As far as QR codes are concerned, I can’t say anything here again, this is not our hypostasis at all, “said Mr. Peskov during the press.

Earlier, Mediazona, Kholod and Meduza (included in the register of foreign media agents) published an investigation, according to which more than 29 million entries were entered in the register of the Ministry of Health created to track the number of COVID-19 cases. The publications examined data on certificates that those who have recovered from the coronavirus or those who have been vaccinated can obtain on the public services portal. At the same time, according to the COVID-19 headquarters, more than 6 million Russians have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 150,000 patients have died.