Virologist Altstein said that the mortality rate from COVID-19 in the world has decreased by 15 times. The main researcher of the SIC Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamalei Anatoly Altstein, in an interview with TASS, said that today the mortality rate from coronavirus infection in the world has decreased by 15 times compared to the beginning of the pandemic and is 0.33 percent.
“The mortality rate is not high now — it is somewhere at the level of 0.33 percent worldwide. In some countries, it reaches 0.1 percent. At the very beginning of the pandemic, there was a mortality rate of about five percent in the world. That is, the mortality rate has decreased by about 15 times,” the virologist said.
Earlier, Vladislav Zhemchugov, a specialist in particularly dangerous infections, an immunologist, MD, warned that it is better not to be in the heat for patients who have suffered COVID-19 and whose lungs are damaged after the disease. According to him, it is best for such people to be indoors with a working air conditioner.