Doctor and laboratory diagnostician Alexander Solovyov predicts that Russia could see a surge in cases COVID-19comparable to the first two years of the pandemic, in three to four weeks.
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In his opinion, many countries have reduced the scale of testing for coronavirus, but the situation can be assessed by paying attention to those states that monitor wastewater, the expert told the E1.RU portal.
Their research allows us to estimate the current level of infection. According to one of the latest models presented in the United States, 650 thousand Americans are now becoming infected every day in the country, and it is predicted that in the next month and a half, about 70% of the population will be sick.
Now the wave of coronavirus has reached the level of the first wave of the pandemic and, in terms of the number of infected people, is almost approaching the peak of the delta. In Russia you can see this increase in three to four weeks.
Solovyov also notes that the new Omicron strain, known as Pirola, has not yet begun to actively spread throughout the world, but it is expected that it will lead to a worsening of the situation.
Despite the increase in COVID-19 cases, the burden on the health care system will not be as high as at the beginning of the pandemic because the new strain causes a milder course of the disease. Most people also have immunity, which helps to a certain extent.
In the next two months, an increase in incidence is expected, which could lead to an overload of the medical system, but then the situation will stabilize.