OREANDA-NEWS. Russia is in 4th place in terms of the number of cases of coronavirus due to the small number of vaccinated people relative to Britain, the United States, but gradually the immune layer will strengthen, and the number of cases will decrease. This was told to RIA Novosti by a doctor-immunologist, a specialist in especially dangerous infections Vladislav Zhemchugov.

Russia is in fourth place in terms of the number of cases of coronavirus infection, according to statistics on the WHO website, and in fifth place, according to Johns Hopkins University.

“Well, we have relatively few vaccinated, it's true. That is, we had few cases, including those who were not clearly ill, and few vaccinated in comparison, for example, with Britain, the United States, with Israel, even more so there. Therefore, we now have those who have not been in contact with the virus before: either they were not identified as infected, or they did not apply ... now they are sick more, so this is the picture, "said Zhemchugov, answering the question why Russia is in such high positions in the number of new cases of COVID.

He noted that there were much fewer vaccinated - everyone began to do this only now. But when the immune layer grows, everything will end, the expert added. When asked when this will happen, he replied that he cannot "predict this, and no one can."

Over the past day, 24 702 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia, 19 566 patients recovered.