The current coronavirus wave may decline by mid-July and a new rise in incidence expected in September, founder and General Director of the Scientific Center for Molecular and Genetic Research DNKOM Andrey Isaev told TASS.
According to the latest data from the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia increased by 23,543 per day, this is the maximum figure since January 17.
"Pandemics develop in waves, after growth there is always a decline. I hope that the current wave will subside by mid-July," he said.
According to the expert, a new rise in the incidence rate will begin in mid-fall. "We are waiting for a new wave, starting at the end of September. If you have received the first component of a vaccine, then your immune system will be ready in time for the fourth wave," Isaev emphasized.
The next coronavirus wave will also become indicative of the effect of compulsory vaccination of certain groups of the population, the expert said. "I believe that we will see the effect of vaccination in September during the fourth wave. The continued growth in the number of people infected with coronavirus is a sad, but expected fact. This is facilitated by the wave-like development of the pandemic, the reluctance of the population to use medical masks, and very low rates of vaccination, although recently they have accelerated, but the percentage of the vaccinated population is still very small," he concluded.
According to the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, 5,538,142 coronavirus cases were registered in Russia, 5,017,321 petients recovered, 135,886 died.