Russia registered this Wednesday less than 22,000 new infections of covid-19 for the third day in a row and 926 deaths from the infectious disease, the lowest number of deaths in the last two and a half months, they reported today the country’s health authorities.
According to the latest official balance, in the past 24 hours there were 21,073 new cases of covid-19, almost 50 less than the previous day.
The highest number of infections was registered in Moscow (2,661), the epicenter of the pandemic in this country, as well as in Saint Petersburg (1,532), the second city in the country, and in the Moscow region (977).
The coronavirus was also the cause of 71 deaths in Moscow, 60 in Saint Petersburg and 50 in the Moscow region.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the country has accumulated 10,479,344 cases of covid-19 and 307,948 deaths from this disease, although official data for excess deaths practically double that number.
So far the Russian authorities have reported fewer than 50 cases of the new omicron variant and have imposed restrictions on the entry of foreigners from Hong Kong and some southern African countries.
However, the Russian health chief, Anna Popova, warned this week that the epidemic situation in the country may worsen after the New Year holidays, which will end on January 10.
According to the latest official vaccination data, in Russia, with 144 million inhabitants, 73,106,249 citizens have received the pattern.
This Wednesday the country announced that its plans to launch a nasal vaccine against covid-19 during the first quarter of 2022 that will be “especially effective” against the omicron variant.
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