Russia sets a record number of deaths and Brazil crosses the 600 thousand mark

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                With the pandemic continuing to spread and citizens' refusal to receive the vaccine, Russia recorded a new record daily death toll of 968 cases due to the Corona virus, but the actual deaths are estimated to be much higher than the announced numbers.  In recent days, the country has recorded several times record numbers of daily deaths.  On the other hand, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that the country recorded more than 600,000 deaths due to Covid-19, making it the second country in the world to cross this barrier after the United States.
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                                    <p>The Russian authorities announced, on Saturday, a new record daily death toll from Covid-19, while the country is facing an epidemic wave as a result of the outbreak of the Delta mutant since the summer in light of a slow vaccination campaign due to the refusal of citizens to receive <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/برامج/الصحة-أولا/20210924-لقاح-كورونا-هل-تطعيم-الأطفال-والمراهقين-ضروري" rel="noopener">the vaccine</a></strong>.  During the past 24 hours, 968 people died from the Corona virus, according to an official toll.

The official death toll reached 215,453, making Russia the most affected country in Europe and the fourth most affected country in the world. But the actual deaths are much higher than those reported. In recent days, the country has recorded several times record numbers of daily deaths.

The “Rostat” Institute of Statistics, which adopts a broader definition of deaths caused by Covid-19, reported Friday that 49,389 people had died due to the Corona virus until the end of August.

It should be noted that new infections continue to rise, and Saturday reached 29,362 deaths, including 6001 in Moscow, which is the worst epicenter of the epidemic in the country. However, no health restrictions or containment measures were imposed as the authorities demonstrated a desire to preserve the economy.

Since mid-June, the epidemiological situation in Russia has become more serious due to the outbreak of mutated delta The most contagious. The health situation became more dangerous with the slowdown in the vaccination campaign due to the Russians’ refusal to receive the vaccine and the authorities’ refusal to take stricter health measures.

According to the figures of the specialized “Gogov” website, only 30.7 percent of Russians have been fully vaccinated so far.

Corona deaths in Brazil exceed 600,000

On the other hand, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported on Friday that the country recorded more than 600,000 deaths due to Covid-19, making it the second country in the world to cross this barrier after the United States.

According to the ministry’s data, Brazil recorded 18,172 new cases and 615 deaths on Friday.

FRANCE 24/AFP/Reuters

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