This outbreak comes when only 31% of Russians are fully immunized.
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The situation continues to deteriorate in Russia. The country recorded, Saturday, October 16, 1,002 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours. This toll exceeds for the first time the 1,000 daily death mark since the start of the pandemic. The official government count also shows 33,208 new infections, which is also a record for new cases recorded for the third consecutive day. This outbreak comes when only 31% of Russians are fully vaccinated, according to the specialized website Gogov.
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Although several regions have reintroduced the requirement to present QR codes to access public places, government health restrictions are limited. The Kremlin, anxious to preserve the economy, refused to implement measures of importance on a national scale, while judging “inadmissible” the low vaccination rate against Covid-19.
In addition to the low vaccination rate, the spread of the virus is facilitated by poor compliance with barrier gestures. Officially, Russia has recorded 222,315 dead since the start of the pandemic. This is the highest figure in Europe. The Rosstat statistics institute, which has a broader definition of deaths linked to Covid-19, reports more than 400,000 deaths.