Russia again beat its record of deaths from covid-19 in 24 hours, in the middle of a delta variant wave and with a vaccination program that progresses very slowly.
In the last 24 hours, 852 people died sick with covid-19, according to the daily balance published by the government.
The previous record, of 828 deaths, had been registered last Friday.
Russia is, in absolute terms, the country in Europe hardest hit by the pandemic with 205,531 deaths, according to government figures.
The Russian statistical agency Rosstat, which uses a broader definition of deaths caused by COVID, put more than 350,000 deaths linked to the pandemic at the end of July 2021.
Since June, Russia has been hit by the contagious delta variant and is unable to contain its progression.
The number of new daily cases is around 20,000 for almost two weeks. As of Tuesday, 21,559 new cases had been reported.
Despite the fact that several local drugs have been produced, vaccination progresses very slowly And, according to a count on the Gogov website, only 28.6% of the Russian population has the full guideline.
In addition, the authorities have chosen to avoid restrictive health measures, in order to protect the economy, which has been stagnant for years.
The mask, which is still mandatory, is rarely used in public places and the indications of social distance are rarely respected.
The city of Moscow, the epicenter of the pandemic in Russia, recognized last week a second wave of the delta variant after the one experienced at the beginning of summer, with an increase of 24% in infections and 15% in hospitalizations in one week.