Russia records 21,608 new infections with the Coronavirus and 439 deaths during the past day


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Maxim Shemetov

During the past 24 hours, Russia recorded 21,608 new infections with the Corona virus, and 439 deaths, which raises the death toll to one million and 858568, and the total deaths to 32032 since the start of the epidemic.

The Russian Center for Epidemic Control said today, Thursday, that 18,811 people recovered during the past day, which raises the total of those recovering to one million and 388,168 people so far.

Moscow, which is the Russian city most affected by the outbreak of the epidemic, recorded 5,997 new infections during the past 24 hours, followed by the city of Petersburg, where 1667 cases were recorded.

Russia is preparing to begin comprehensive vaccination operations in the coming weeks, and the Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, announced yesterday, Wednesday, the launch of industrial production of the “Sputnik V” anti-corona virus vaccine, and the start of its distribution to Russian regions.

On August 11, Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the emerging corona virus, it was called “Sputnik V”. It was designed in the “Gamalia” Scientific Center of the Russian Ministry of Health, and its clinical tests were conducted during June and July.

Pending the launch of comprehensive vaccinations against the Corona virus, and with a rise in the number of infected people in recent days, the Russian authorities have tightened restrictions in the capital, Moscow, to limit the spread of the virus.

Source: RT + agencies


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