Russia registered a new daily record of deaths from COVID-19 for the third consecutive day by reporting 1,195 deaths in the last day, six more than on Wednesday, the previous maximum, according to the operational center to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
November already has three daily records of deaths, and this despite the fact that the Russians have had for six days paid vacations by order of the president, Vladimir Putin, precisely to try to lower the incidence and morbidity.
The new maximum brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 243,255, although the official statistics on excess deaths double this figure.
According to the database Worldometer, Russia is currently the first country in the world, and of course in Europe, with more daily deaths from coronavirus, ahead of Ukraine.
Moscow, the focus of the pandemic in Russia, reported 97 deaths in the last day, followed by Saint Petersburg (75) and the Moscow region (52).
On the last day they also registered 40,217 new cases of coronavirus in the 85 regions of the country.
In Moscow, 6,305 new infections were detected in one day, in St. Petersburg 3,271 and in the Moscow region 2,732.
Russia accumulates since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic 8,673,860 infections and it is the fifth country in the world with the most accumulated infections behind the United States, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
But it is the first in the world with the most new cases, according to Worldometer.
Russian authorities attribute the sharp increase in new infections and deaths to the aThe 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.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobianin has said that will not extend beyond November 7 the order of paid vacations to non-essential workers, although until that date the shops, schools and restaurants will continue to be closed, as has been reported in the newspaper The Moscow Times.
The Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri peskov, acknowledged on Monday that “The situation is not easy” and added that “the beds are occupied in great proportion”. “The situation is not getting any less complicated these days,” he stressed.
So far in the nation that pioneered in registering its own coronavirus vaccine, only 50,960,796 people have received the complete guideline vaccination, which places herd immunity in the 46.8%.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)