October 27, 2021

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Russia has failed to stem the tide of death from COVID-19 and has reached a new daily high

Stretchers carry a patient infected with the corona virus (Govt-19) in Moscow, Russia (REUTERS / Tatyana Makyeva)

Russia recorded a total of 24 hours 973 deaths due to corona virus, New daily high Since the outbreak began, the country’s health officials reported today.

By Seventh day following There are more than 900 deaths in the country, which has already accumulated in total, according to official data 218,345 deaths Due to Govt-19. Russian officials have announced Number of daily deaths recorded in the last fourteen days, Despite the government appealing to the public, in the midst of a fourth wave of corona virus and low vaccination rates.

On the last day, 28,190 new infections were diagnosed. According to official data, 4,699 of them were registered in Moscow, which is the main epidemic center of the country, followed by 2,158 cases in St. Petersburg.

In Russia Infections have increased significantly since the second half of SeptemberGrowth intensified in October, nearing the end of 2020.

The corona virus delta variant, the coincidence of the flu season and the reluctance of people to get vaccinated are the reasons why the authorities are making the epidemic worse.

Accordingly Kokov, A web site that provides updated and comprehensive data on the number of vaccines administered in the country by region, reaching a population of 45.1 million to date (30.8% of the population) Although the country has a full range of vaccines available, it has been vaccinated with a full schedule below the world average (35%).

According to the Russian newspaper ‘Moscow Times’, several polls show that more than half of Russians do not plan to be vaccinated. In response to this situation, at least 72 of the 85 regions have been introduced or are considering introducing compulsory vaccines for certain categories, including people working in the public sector, the textile industry or the hospitality sector.

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Despite the rapid increase in cases and deaths, The Kremlin has rejected national isolation and given regional authorities powers for controls related to the corona virus.

Some Russian regions have banned mass events and limited access to vaccinated people in restaurants, theaters and other places, having recently recovered from COVID-19 or had a negative test in the previous 72 hours.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the Security Council via video conference from his home in the suburbs of Moscow, Russia.  October 11, 2021. Sputnik / Evgeny Pauline / Kremlin via REUTERS
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the Security Council via video conference from his home in the suburbs of Moscow, Russia. October 11, 2021. Sputnik / Evgeny Pauline / Kremlin via REUTERS

However, Life goes on as usual in Moscow, St. Petersburg and many other Russian cities, Companies generally operate and mask controls are rarely monitored. Moscow authorities have expanded free corona virus testing in shopping malls in hopes of helping stop the spread of the disease.

Overall, Russia has already added 7,832,964 cases since the outbreak, making it the fifth most infected country in the world, after the United States, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom. It records 218,345 deaths, the highest in Europe. The state statistics agency Rosstad, which counts deaths that do not consider the virus to be the leading cause, reported the highest number of deaths with COVID-19 at about 418,000.

(With information from EFE, Europa Press and AP)

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