COVID-19 Update (2)

Catching up two days of COVID-19 in Russia’s military . . . . Here’s the latest inelegant spreadsheet.

The Russian MOD added numbers for those who recovered from the infection (highlighted in green). Pre-military schools no longer have pupils in isolation. They apparently didn’t turn positive.

Six of 16 military medical centers rapidly built exclusively for coronavirus opened today in Podolsk, Smolensk, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Ussuriysk, and Orenburg.

New MOD medical center in Smolensk

New MOD medical center in Smolensk

The other eight are supposed to open by May 15. Each center can accommodate about 100 patients.

Russian Defense Minister Shoygu told the MOD Collegium yesterday that his department has an inventory of nearly 7,000 hospital beds and capacity for 30,000 patients “under observation.” His deputy Timur Ivanov said the MOD has also formed seven 100-bed mobile hospitals out of independent medical battalions and companies.

Ivanov also stated that the MOD is buying 300 ventilators for 450 million rubles. They are due for delivery before May 15.

The RF government’s “operational staff” reports 106,500 Russians have been diagnosed. That’s 7,099 new cases in 24 hours.

Now RF Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is positive for COVID-19. Who else in the Russian elite will turn up with the virus?

2 responses to “COVID-19 Update (2)

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  2. Ray C Finch III

    Thanks for the post. Your data aligns pretty well with info at the Colonel Cassad blog: https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/5831958.html#cutid1 However, I’d would take all Russian stats on this topic with a Siberian-sized grain of salt. Lies, damned lies and Russian stats.
    Heard some skepticism among some of the Russian pundits as to whether Mishustin was really ill. While catching the c-virus is certainly feasible, as Russia’s economic system continues to falter, Putin could be looking for a scapegoat. Known to happen in more “democratic” countries.

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