Moscow | Russia on Wednesday, for the first time, recorded more than 900 deaths from Kovid-19 in 24 hours, exacerbated by a slow-spreading vaccine outbreak, and some areas had to introduce health passes.
In the last 24 hours, there have been 929 deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Russia, according to the latest daily government report.
According to the same source, authorities also listed 25,133 new cases of people tested positive for COVID-19.
The government estimate, based on a very limited definition of deaths from COVID-19, has officially reached 212,625, making Russia the worst-hit country in Europe.
But the real toll is much higher. The Rosestat Statistics Institute has a broad definition of pandemic deaths, with more than 350,000 deaths occurring by the end of July.
The number of new deaths and contaminants has continued to rise in recent weeks, breaking daily records on a regular basis.
As of Wednesday, there were 3,589 cases in the capital Moscow and 2,187 in the country’s second city, St. Petersburg.
The government has not introduced strong national measures such as regulation since the spring of 2020 to protect the fragile economy and curb the spread of the virus.
The Kremlin, which is generally more centralized and above all concerned with protecting the economy, feels that decisions should not be made by regional authorities.
As a sign of growing concern, the health pass, which is required to go to restaurants or places that host cultural or sporting events, was reintroduced in six regions in October. Such as Kaliningrad and Chuvashia are to be followed during the week.
Since mid-June, Russia has been hit hard by a delta variant of the virus, which is further contagious.
The vaccine campaign, which is contagious, has been reinforced by the authorities’ refusal to introduce strict health measures and the low respect for wearing masks in the population.
According to statistics from the specialist site Gogov, currently less than 30% of Russians are fully vaccinated, there are several national vaccines.
The population is very skeptical about serums produced in Russia, and the Kremlin has repeatedly campaigned, especially against Sputnik-V, which was launched before the completion of clinical trials.
Although studies appear to have confirmed its effectiveness, neither the WHO nor the EU has yet endorsed it.