The deadliest day in Russia, 100% of infections in Moscow have Delta

The deadliest day in Russia, 100% of infections in Moscow have Delta - Photo 1.

100% of the current COVID-19 cases in the Russian capital Moscow have the Delta variant – Photo: THE MOSCOW TIMES

On September 28, Russia announced that it recorded 852 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours. This is the highest number of additional deaths per day in Russia since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Tass News Agency. The previous peak was 828 deaths, recorded on September 24.

According to official figures, Russia has recorded a total of more than 205,000 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. This is the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in Europe and the 5th highest among countries/regions globally.

Since September 23, Russia’s COVID-19 task force announced that it has recorded more than 21,000 new infections daily, up from the average of about 18,000 cases per day in mid-September. On September 28, Russia recorded an additional 21,559 infections.

Despite the high number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, Russia still applies few nationwide public epidemic prevention measures. The country of birch used to have to apply a 6-week blockade earlier this year.

The Moscow capital government has tightened controls on the wearing of masks (mandatory) amid concerns about an increase in infections.

The deputy mayor of Moscow, Anastasia Rakova, said that now all 100% of infections in the city are cases of Delta variant, according to the newspaper. The Moscow Times.

Russia’s vaccinated population remains low compared to most other European countries. Only 32% of Russia’s 146 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 28% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Russia initially set a goal of fully immunizing 60% of the population as of September 2021, but subsequently abandoned this goal.

Russia spends 4.1 billion USD to treat COVID-19 patients

On September 28, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that Russia spent about 300 billion rubles ($4.1 billion) to treat patients with COVID-19 in Russian hospitals in the first seven months of 2021.

“In the first seven months of 2021, the compulsory health insurance system spent about 300 billion rubles just to treat COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

If we look at the total cost this year, we estimate it will be about 1 trillion rubles ($13.7 billion) or more. This is a serious challenge to our entire financial support system,” said Minister Mikhail Murashko.


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