Russia registered 32,930 new cases of coronavirus and 1,217 deaths in the last 24 hours

Moscow. EFE / EPA / MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Russia registered 32,930 new coronavirus infections and 1,217 deaths in the last 24 hours, without having detected so far any case of the Omicron variant, reported local authorities.

The number of daily deaths from COVID-19 remains in this country above 1,200, according to the operational center to fight the coronavirus.

The highest number of positives was detected in the last day in Moscow (3,304), the main focus of the pandemic in Russia, in Saint Petersburg (2,609) and in the Moscow region (1,813).

A man in a mask walks across a Moscow bridge, in a file image.  EFE / EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV
A man in a mask walks across a Moscow bridge, in a file image. EFE / EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country accumulates 9,736,037 cases of coronavirus and is the fifth in the world by the number of documented infections.

Across the country they have passed away 278,857 people for COVID-19, although the official figures on excess deaths double this number.

The Russian authorities attribute the high numbers of infections and deaths to the aggressiveness of the Delta variant, the lack of strict compliance with sanitary rules by many Russians and, above all, the low vaccination rate in the country.

According to the latest official data, only 69,468,166 citizens have so far received the complete vaccination schedule, which places herd immunity at 51.8% 80% to which the authorities aspire.

A nurse prepares a dose of the Russian covid Sputnik V vaccine at a Moscow vaccination center.  EFE / EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV
A nurse prepares a dose of the Russian covid Sputnik V vaccine at a Moscow vaccination center. EFE / EPA / YURI KOCHETKOV

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has asked the Government to prepare within a week a renewed action plan to fight the pandemic due to the appearance of the new Omicron variant, which has yet to be detected in Russia.

In turn, the authorities have warned that eIt’s only a matter of time before the new variant reaches the country.

The creators of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V assured for their part that it would take about 45 days to offer the market a preparation adapted against Omicron.

(With information from EFE)

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