The Russian Ministry of Defence announced that since March, 874 coronavirus cases have been detected in the Russian Armed Forces, four of them are in a serious condition.
"The comprehensive testing in the Russian Armed Forces held from March through April 26 revealed that 874 servicemen tested positive for coronavirus," the Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website. A total of 314 people are now in military hospitals, 175 in isolation wards at their military bases, six in civilian hospitals, and 379 people are self-isolating at home, the ministry said.
All military personnel who tested positive for coronavirus are under constant observation by military medics, "of those, four people are in serious condition, including one on a ventilator, fifteen moderate cases, and the rest are asymptomatic cases," the Ministry said.
Moreover, 245 civilian employees of the Russian Armed Forces have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Infected members of civilian staff of the Armed Forces are undergoing treatment in different places, including Russian military hospitals (25 patients) and civilian hospitals (33 patients), with 175 people being isolated in their homes and 12 in the Russian Defence Ministry's own health resorts.
Another 779 cadets and military students, and 192 professors of military schools have been diagnosed with coronavirus,
"As many as 304 people are being treated at the hospitals of the Russian Defence Ministry. 354 people are undergoing treatment at isolation wards at their military units. 9 people are being treated at public healthcare institutions, while 112 people are isolated at home. Their health condition is normal, and they are asymptomatic," the statement said.
The number of professors and students of pre-university military schools who were tested positive for Covid-19 reached 192. Of them, 8 people are undergoing treatment at the hospitals of the Russian Defence Ministry, 15 at special wards for infected patients in the educational establishments, 9 in public healthcare institutions, and 160 people at the holiday homes of the Russian Defence Ministry. "Their health condition is normal, and without any symptoms," the statement said.
Military doctors are conducting comprehensive testing of servicemen and civilian personnel as test systems are supplied to the army, the ministry said. All military units are involved in daily preventive events, while transport, service and living premises are disinfected, it said.
"A total of 5,554 control thermometry posts have been deployed, and rapid reaction monitoring teams have been formed. All personnel of the Armed Forces undergo mandatory medical examination, including temperature measurement, as soon as they arrive for service," added the statement.
Source - Interfax