300 daily infection rate still too high for Azerbaijan
If on July 22 there were 391 infections, in the following days we saw the numbers drop to 347, 332, 321. On July 26, there was another spike and 417 new infections were reported. Is this result related to mass gatherings? What can we observe in the coming days? We also saw reassurance in people when there was a decrease in the infection rate for 4 days in a row. Do the declining numbers in the statistics give grounds for reassurance?
Aliyev noted that, in general, it is normal to see a certain increase and decrease in the infection rates of infectious diseases. "The fact that there is a decrease for a few days does not mean that the decline will be recorded the next day. There may be an increase. There is a downward trend. There may be fluctuations, a slight increase, a slight decrease is normal,” he added.
Aliyev noted that the figures in the daily infection statistics should not reassure us. "There is a decrease, and this is due to the strict quarantine regime. If there is no quarantine, if people do not follow the rules, we will see an increase in statistics. We have a population of 10 million, not everyone has been infected. Only a few percents of our 10 million people are infected. Therefore, without quarantine, the infection will increase. In any case, we will have to wear a mask for a long time,” he said.
Sahib Mammadov, head of Citizens`Labor Rights Protection League, said that we did not witness the first or second wave of coronavirus disease, only descents, and falls. "True, we have seen a decrease in statistics for several days in a row. Then there was an increase. You know, these are relative processes. We do not have talks of a first or second wave. We had a wave once, a relative decline on April 16, and then a sharp rise. Now the number of infections is sometimes decreasing and sometimes increasing. We saw a steady decline for several days, and on July 26 there was another increase. I think everyone knows why. It should be noted that there have been mass events in recent days. Quarantine rules were violated during the burial of our martyrs, and mass gatherings in Baku. The next day the increase maybe more,” he said.According to Mammadov, there are a significant number of people who hide the fact that they are infected with the virus. "If they hide it, it is not reflected in the statistics. There are enough people who are trying to self-medicate at home. If there are no complications, they do not consult a doctor. There are many asymptomatic people. Those who do not register and do not test are not reflected in the statistics. In reality, the number of infections is higher. That is, the situation is not good and we can not reassure ourselves. In no case does reassurance help. Because reassurance is followed by irresponsibility and disregard for quarantine rules. In May, as a result of such an approach, there was an increase,” he said.