OREANDA-NEWS. The surge in the incidence of COVID-19 due to the Omicron coronavirus strain indicates that this option will continue to spread throughout the world, including in Russia. This was announced on January 11 by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.

“We said a long time ago that there is no question whether Omicron will come, there is a question when. This is a great danger, this is reality. This virus enters our territory and spreads here. This was predicted by experts and the government. Measures are being taken in order to prepare for the next wave, "Peskov said.

Earlier, on December 30, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, announced that a test system had been created in Russia to identify the Omicron strain. This technique will increase the efficiency in the process of detecting this variant of the disease, Popova clarified.

The head of the department also said that post-vaccination immunity after the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is sufficient to curb the spread of the Omicron strain.

In Russia, over the past day, 17,525 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in 85 regions. This was reported on January 11 at the infection control operational headquarters.

Most of all new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Moscow (4635), St. Petersburg (1512) and the Moscow region (855).

783 patients died from complications per day, 25,216 people fully recovered.

The day before, 15 830 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia

In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 10,684,204 cases of coronavirus have been identified in Russia, 317,687 patients have died, and 9,732,018 people have been cured.