Moscow, Oct 14 (EFE) .- Russia registered 986 deaths from coronavirus and 31,299 infections in the last 24 hours, new daily highs since the beginning of the pandemic, the country's health authorities reported today.
In Moscow, the main focus of the pandemic in Russia, there were 73 deaths of covid-19 and 6,712 new cases, 33% more infections than in the previous day.
"If we do not take measures to restrict social contacts that lead to an increase in cases and to expand vaccination, we risk them continuing to increase," Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said today.
According to Russia's health chief, Anna Popova, there is currently an increase in the incidence of the coronavirus in 77 of the country's 85 regions.
The deaths recorded in the last day raised to 220,215 the fatalities caused in Russia by covid-19, although official statistics on excess deaths during the pandemic triple this figure.
According to the Ministry of Health, the worsening epidemic situation in the country has increased the occupancy of hospital beds for patients with covid-19 to 90%.
Authorities attribute it to the delta variant and the low vaccination rate in the country.
According to Gogov.ru, a website that offers updated and detailed data by region on the number of vaccines administered in the country, today in Russia 50,055,799 people, 34% of the population, have received at least one component of Russian bidosis anti-covid preparations.
Of the total number of people vaccinated, 45,407,284 or 31.1% of the population have received the full regimen.
In the last week, according to Gogov.ru, an average of 123,264 people were vaccinated daily, so if this rate is maintained to immunize 60% of the adult population of Russia, it would take 155 days from today.
Russia is the fifth country in the world by number of COVID-19 cases, behind the United States, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom.