Russia registered another record of deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday with 1,211 deaths in the last day, despite the seven non-working days that citizens enjoyed last week by order of the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, to try to stop the advance of the pandemic.
According to the operational center to fight the coronavirus, most of the deaths occurred in Moscow (95), followed by Saint Petersburg (88) and the Moscow region (62).
Since the beginning of the pandemic 249,215 people have died in Russia from the coronavirus, although the official statistics on excess deaths in the same period almost double this figure.
According to the database Worldometer, Russia is currently the first country in the world – and in Europe – with the most daily deaths from coronavirus, ahead of Ukraine.
The COVID death curve in Russia according to the Our World in Data site compared to the world
Throughout the country they were also identified in the last 24 hours 39,160 new cases of COVID-19.
Moscow, the focus of the pandemic in Russia, reported 5,287 new infections, ahead of the Moscow region (2,818) and Saint Petersburg (2,680).
Russia is also the first country in the world with the most new cases of COVID-19, according to Worldometer.
In total the country accumulates 8,873,655 cases of coronavirus in its 85 regions.
Russia’s vaccination (40%) is lower than the global average (51%). In the Our World in Data graph, that comparison and the status with other nations of the world
The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskovsaid on Monday that It is too early to assess whether the paid vacations across the country, which ended on Sunday, yielded the desired result and that we will have to wait a week to draw conclusions.
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.
So far, in the nation that pioneered the registration of its own coronavirus vaccine, Only 57,256,747 citizens have received the complete vaccination schedule, which places herd immunity at 48% of the 80% to which the authorities aspire.
The vaccination campaign has been another setback for the government of Vladimir Putin, which it fails to convince its own population that the Sputnik V formula, created and manufactured in Russia, is reliable and necessary to immunize against COVID-19.
(With information from EFE)