Russia recorded more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours for the first time

This outbreak comes when only 31% of Russians are fully immunized.

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The situation continues to deteriorate in Russia. On Saturday, October 16, the country recorded 1,002 deaths from the Covid-19 virus within 24 hours. For the first time, this number exceeds the mark of 1,000 daily deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. The official government census also shows 33,208 new infections, which is also a record number of new cases recorded for the third consecutive day. This outbreak comes when only 31% of Russians are fully immunized, according to the specialist website Gogov.

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Although many regions have reintroduced the requirement to provide QR codes to access public places, government health restrictions are limited. The Kremlin, eager to preserve the economy, refused to implement measures of national importance, while in power “unacceptable” Low rate of vaccination against COVID-19.

In addition to the low vaccination rate, the spread of the virus is facilitated by poor compliance with barrier gestures. Officially, Russia has recorded 222,315 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. This is the highest number in Europe. The statistics institute Rosstat, which has a broader definition of Covid-19-related deaths, has reported more than 400,000 deaths.

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