According to the Russian Ministry of Health, 828 people have died from complications of Covid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours, which, according to official information, is a record number that has been recorded during the pandemic. Russia has the highest death toll among European countries, and on Friday, for the fourth day in a row, the virus claimed the lives of more than 800 patients.
The Coronavirus Crisis Center said on Friday that 21,379 new cases had been reported in the last 24 hours, up from almost a hundred more the previous day.
Health experts say infection rates are rising sharply in 36 of Russia’s 85 regions. The condition can worsen with the spread of seasonal respiratory viruses. Hospitals are preparing for a possible reset.
Last week, President Vladimir Putin moved into self-isolation as dozens of members of his immediate entourage were confirmed to be Kovid-19. He said his self-isolation was a kind of test for the Russian vaccine he said he received a few months ago.