Russia reported more corona deaths in one day than ever before

According to official information, 852 infected people died within 24 hours. The high number of new infections and the low vaccination coverage fuel concerns about new measures.

In Russia there have been more corona deaths within one day than ever since the pandemic began a good one and a half years ago. 852 infected people died within 24 hours, the authorities said on Tuesday. The largest country in the world in terms of area, with around 146 million inhabitants, has been recording high daily death rates for months, and this has increased even further in the past few days.

According to official corona statistics, a total of more than 205,500 patients died with the virus. However, it is assumed that there is a high number of unreported cases.

In Russia According to the latest figures, just under 30 percent of the population have been vaccinated twice – even though the country released the world’s first vaccine in August 2020. With more than 20,000 new infections every day, there is growing concern among the population that there may be new restrictions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told the Ria Novosti state agency that each region decides for itself. The authorities are given “special powers”.

(APA/dpa)

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