Russia reports record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths

  • Russia reports record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths

Russia reports record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths

Moscow reported most of the new cases with 4,618 infections, reaching a cumulative case count of 339,431, the center said.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by Russia's coronavirus response center, the overall figure of the confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country has risen to 1,326,178 as 13,868 more patients tested positive for the virus in the previous 24-hour period.

With the fourth-highest infection tally in the world, Russian Federation has recorded just under 23,000 fatalities since the start of the pandemic - far fewer than in other badly-hit countries.

Deputy Well being Minister Oleg Gridnev stated on Tuesday that just about 90 % of the hospital beds devoted to COVID-19 sufferers have been presently occupied, TASS information company reported. He added, nevertheless, that 20 % of the sufferers hospitalized had mild signs and may very well be despatched dwelling.

Compared to the first wave of the epidemic in the spring, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses are worse affected this time, said a top epidemiologist.

With the fourth-highest infection tally in the world, Russian Federation has recorded just under 23,000 fatalities since the start of the pandemic - a much lower figure compared to other badly-hit countries.

Covid-19 patients are treated by medical staff at City Clinical Hospital Number 52 in Moscow last week.

Most restrictions were lifted in June ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that paved the way for Putin to stay in power until 2036.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin also extended school holidays by one week.

The vaccine is now undergoing post-registration trials in which some 40,000 volunteers are taking part.