The Russian health authorities have reported this Saturday almost 34,000 new infections and more than 1,200 deaths daily from coronavirus, in line with the figures for the last two weeks, the height of the pandemic in the country.
The national operation to fight the pandemic has detailed that during the last 24 hours they have been confirmed 33,946 positives and 1,239 deaths, bringing the totals to 9,536,825 and 271,531, respectively.
Thus, the country still moves in the vicinity of the daily maximums of deaths. The last record of deaths from the infectious disease was recorded on November 19 with 1,254, a figure that was matched a day later before falling slightly, according to data published by the operational center to fight the coronavirus.
The capital, Moscow, appears one more day as the city with the most cases with 3,430. For its part, St. Petersburg has notified 1,879 cases.
Russia is the fifth country in the world after the United States, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom for the number of documented infections.
The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri peskov, acknowledged last week that the Presidency was wrong in calculating that the pandemic would last between six months and a year, after the decision to extend until 2024 the preventive measures against the coronavirus.
The Russian authorities attribute the sharp increase in new infections and deaths to the aggressiveness of the delta variant, the lack of strict compliance with sanitary rules by many Russians and, above all, the low vaccination rate in the country.
According to official data from last Friday, in the nation that was a pioneer in registering its own covid vaccine, Only 58,713,240 citizens have received the complete vaccination schedule, which places herd immunity at 50.2% 80% to which the authorities aspire.
Sputnik M: Russia announced that it will register a vaccine for children aged 12 to 17 years
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Gólikova announced that Russia on Wednesday registered the Sputnik M vaccine, which is aimed at people between the ages of 12 and 17.
The official stressed after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the vaccine could be available to the population from the end of December 2021.
“The Russian Ministry of Health will register today (Wednesday) the Sputnik vaccine for children from 12 to 17 years old. The Sputnik M vaccine for children will be a welcome member of the Sputnik family both in Russia and in global markets, ”its developers stated on the official Twitter account.
Sputnik M will be added to Sputnik V, which consists of two doses that uses human adenovirus serotype 26 as the first component and human adenovirus serotype 5 as the second component, and the Sputnik Light which consists of the first dose of the previous one. Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Research Center, was registered for adults in Russia in August 2020 and is more than 91.6% effective.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)