A record number of patients infected with the coronavirus have died in Russia last day. The highest death rates are in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The country has less than 30 percent of the population fully vaccinated.
During the last day, in Russia 25,769 new infections and 890 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported. This means that for the sixth day in a row, the daily increase in deaths of people infected with coronavirus exceeds all the current rates.
Earlier, on Saturday (2nd of October) in Russia, there were 25,219 cases of infections and 886 deaths, on Friday (October 1) – 24,522 infections and 887 deaths, on Thursday (September 30) – 23,888 cases of infections and 867 deaths, on Wednesday (September 29) – 22,430 cases of infections and 857 deaths, on Wednesday (September 28) – 21,559 cases of infections and 852 deaths, on Tuesday (September 27) and 22,236 infections and 779 deaths.
Russia’s chief medical doctor, Anna Popova, said this week that there is an upward trend in cases in all regions of the country.
The daily number of deaths in people infected with the coronavirus on Sunday is the highest since the beginning of the epidemic.
Among the regions that have recently recorded the highest death rate are Moscow (65 deaths in the last 24 hours), St. Petersburg (59 deaths), Sverdlovsk oblast (46 deaths), Saratov oblast (37 deaths) and Krasnodar Krai (32 deaths).
Despite the alarming data, the Russian authorities are not planning to introduce national restrictions. So some regions started to operate on their own. In Kurgan Oblast, authorities have recommended that those who use them should present an up-to-date negative COVID-19 test or a vaccine passport at cultural and sports institutions.
Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov on Sunday ruled out the possibility of closing schools in the country. “Each region will make a decision based on the epidemiological situation,” he told reporters.
In Russia, only 29.4 percent of people have been fully vaccinated so far. 33.6 percent received the first dose of the vaccine.
7 586 536 people have been identified with coronavirus in the country since the outbreak began. 209,918 infected patients have died, according to government figures.
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