OREANDA-NEWS. According to Natalia Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, сoronavirus can be active for at least another year and a half.

She considers that new outbreaks of infection caused by COVID-19 will emerge from time to time in various countries and regions around the world.

According to forecasts, the situation with the incidence of COVID-19 in Russia may worsen in February-March, and a decline in indicators should be expected only by the summer.

In particular, in Russia, the situation with the incidence of coronavirus is still worsening. In Russia, more than one and a half million people became infected, about 1.15 million of them were cured, over 26 thousand of people died. Over the past day, about 17.3 thousand cases of infection were detected.

According to another Russian specialist, doctor of medical sciences, virologist Anatoly Altstein, Russia has not yet reached the peak of the second wave of COVID-19, the maximum values of the daily increase can reach 15 thousand. However, according to him, it is not possible to calculate an accurate forecast based on growth figures, since a whole set of factors has an impact on the indicators.

Meanwhile, according to another expert, chief physician of the Leader of Medicine medical center, pediatrician, infectious disease specialist, vaccinologist Evgeny Timakov, an increase in the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection in Russia will be observed until the end of October, after which the situation can be expected to stabilize. But, despite the rather optimistic forecast, he believes that over the next year, new cases of COVID-19 will still be registered throughout the country and in the world.