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Russia Is Boasting About Low Coronavirus Deaths. The Numbers Are Deceiving.

Russia Is Boasting About Low Coronavirus Deaths. The Numbers Are Deceiving.
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Suspicions are growing that Russia is undercounting its coronavirus death toll. Although the country has the second fastest growing outbreak in the world after the United States, its mortality rate falls far below other countries.

On Friday, Russia reported 187,859 coronavirus cases to only 1,723 deaths, putting it in fifth place globally for case numbers with a mortality rate of only 0.9%.

But the official coronavirus information page for the Urals region of Chelyabinsk presents two statistics — the only Russian region to do so — that help address the disparity. Taken together, they get to the heart of a debate beginning to rage over which country has handled the contagion best…

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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