Russia surpasses the thousand dead by Covid for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic

Mortality by Coronavirus has triggered in Russia, which this Saturday notified, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, more than a thousand dea

Russia surpasses the thousand dead by Covid for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic

Mortality by Coronavirus has triggered in Russia, which this Saturday notified, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, more than a thousand deaths in a day, while the contagion also marked a new daily maximum when overcoming 33,000 cases .

In the past day across the country, 1,002 deaths by Covid-19 were recorded, which rose to 222,315 the deadly victims caused by this infectious disease, although the official data on the excess deaths in the same period triple that figure.

"In recent months we see quite high mortality rates," the Vice First Minister Russian, Tatiana Golíkova, told the state chain Rossía-24.

He insisted that "today the vaccine is the main prophylactic means that protects the person (from the COVID-19) and helps avoid a fatal outcome."

The epidemic situation in Russia began to worsen in mid-September with the arrival of autumn and decreased temperatures, which cause an increase in respiratory infections.

"The predictable seasonal increase in the morbidity of Covid-19 has joined the delta variant of the coronavirus, which is more contagious," explained the deputy director of the Consumer Defense Agency Epidemiology Center, Natalia Psheníchnaya.

He added that if previously an infected infected 2 or 3 people, in the case of the Delta variant, if no precautionary measures are adopted, some 6 secondary contagion may occur.

According to the Ministry of Health of Russia, the occupation of the beds provided by the country for patients with COVID-19 already exceeds 90%.

"The situation if it is not critical is very close to being," the director of the Hospital 40 of Moscow, Denis Protsenko, wrote, who warned that the occupation of hospital beds continues to increase in both the Russian capital and the rest of the country.

According to the operating center created by the Russian government facing the pandemic, currently in the country 1.63 million people is under medical observation.

The Minister of Health of Russia, Mijaíl Murashko, made this week an appeal to the doctors and nurses who have retired and have been vaccinated to return to hospitals.

Independent authorities and specialist agree that the main obstacle to curbing contagion is the slowness with the vaccination campaign and which is fundamentally due to population reluctance, although the country has several own anticovid vaccines

According to the Operational Committee of the Government, which today enabled an accountant vaccinated on its website, yesterday 47,558,639 people had received the complete pattern. This figure represents 45% of the total that is required to reach collective immunity, which the fixed authorities have fixed is 80% of the total adult population.

The federated entities that most approach that goal are the province of Moscow and the Russian capital itself, with 64 and 61%, respectively. Mayor Moscovita, Sergei Sobianin, has admitted that in recent weeks the number of cases in the city has increased between 20 and 30%.

In Moscow, the main epidemic focus in the country, 72 deaths were reported and 6,545 contagions in the last twenty-four hours, which means overcome by third consecutive day the barrier of 6,000 cases.

Russia sums a total of 7,925,176 contagion since the health crisis began in the country, which makes it the fifth country in the world with more infections behind the US, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 15:06

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