The Delta variant continues to ravage Russia. The authorities today reported that 857 people had been infected with COVID-19 and died in the past 24 hours, setting a record of 852 cases in a single day yesterday since the outbreak set.
Russia today announced a total of 22,430 confirmed cases and 857 deaths from the epidemic in the past 24 hours. The new death figures bring the total number of deaths in the country to 206,388, the highest in Europe.
The number of deaths in Russia, included only those whose main cause of death was determined to be COVID-19 after an autopsy. The Federal Statistical Office pointed out with a broader definition, that as of the end of August, the number of deaths related to the epidemic in the country exceeded 350,000.
More than 7 million people in Russia have been infected with the epidemic, and the number of confirmed cases has continued to rise since August. The capital, Moscow, is the hardest-hit area in the country. The number of people infected with the virus has surged in the past week, and the authorities have warned that the number of hospitalizations has increased.
At the same time, Russia has provided free vaccines since the beginning of December last year, but the vaccination progress has been slow. As of the 29th, less than 30% of the population in Russia had completed the vaccination.