As a result of Russia’s poor vaccination coverage and the government’s unwillingness to implement tight limitations to manage new cases, the country’s daily coronavirus death toll topped 900 last Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic’s history.
On Wednesday, according to the task force, Russia’s state coronavirus working group recorded 929 new deaths, marking the fourth time in a month that daily COVID-19 mortality has hit all-time highs.
For The First Time, The Number Of Coronavirus Fatalities In Russia
The previous record, which stood at 895 fatalities, was set on February 2. Russia already has the greatest death toll in the epidemic in Europe, with over 212,000 people have died, but some government data shows that this figure is an underestimate.
The task force reported a total of 25,133 additional confirmed cases on Wednesday. The increase in infections and fatalities started in late September and has continued to this day.
The Kremlin has attributed the outbreak to a lack of vaccination among Russians. According to the latest figures available on Tuesday, over 33 percent of Russia’s 146 million residents have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccination, with 29 percent having undergone an entire course of immunization. Despite the spike in cases, government leaders rejected the notion of instituting a lockdown and stated that regional governments would make efforts to prevent the virus from spreading further.
A percentage of Russian regions have restricted attendance at significant public events and access to theatres, restaurants, and other places to folks who have been fully immunized, who have recently recovered from COVID-19, or who have come back negative inside the previous 72 hours, as well as people who have recently recovered from COVID-19.
In certain places, Russia’s large but chronically underfunded healthcare system has begun to show indications of being swamped by the epidemic, which is particularly concerning given the country’s economic woes. According to reports in Russian media, lengthy queues of ambulances have formed in front of facilities in St. Petersburg once again this year. According to reports, after failing to locate a hospital bed for a COVID-19 patient in the city of Vladimir, 180 kilometers (110 miles) east of Moscow, one frantic ambulance crew took the patient to a local authority building.
As of Tuesday, the presidential ambassador in the Ural Mountains district, which covers six regions in central Russia, reported that 95 percent of the beds for COVID-19 patients in the region had been filled.
“The situation is quite critical,” Vladimir Yakushev was cited as saying by the Russian news agency Interfax as stating. When asked by a reporter if the Kremlin would give assistance to areas if they implemented local lockdowns to combat the outbreak of illnesses, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov advised such authorities to reconsider their decision. In his opinion, regional governments have the authority to select which steps to implement. Still, he believes that “declaring some type of lockdown is an utterly unacceptable scenario for any region.”
Overall, the coronavirus task force in Russia has recorded more than 7.6 million verified cases and more than 212,000 fatalities, according to the most recent figures available. However, statistics by Russia’s national statistical office Rosstat, which calculates coronavirus-related deaths retroactively, show that the number of deaths caused by the virus is far greater.