EFE.- Russia registered 1,002 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, a new daily maximum since the beginning of the pandemic, the country’s health authorities reported today.

The infections detected last day also set a new daily record with a total of 33,208 cases.

In Moscow, the main epidemic focus in the country, 72 deaths and 6,545 cases were reported, which means exceeding the barrier of 6,000 new infections for the third consecutive day.

So far in the pandemic, the accumulated number of deaths from covid-19 in Russia stands at 222,315, although the official figures on the excess of deaths in the same period tripled that data.

In terms of the number of cases, Russia is close to 8 million and is the fifth country in the world behind the United States, India, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

The country’s authorities repeatedly call on the population to be vaccinated, since the immunization campaign is progressing very slowly despite the fact that Russia has enough domestically produced vaccines.

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Only 45.8 million people, 31.4% of the population, have received the complete vaccination schedule.

If this rate is maintained, Russia would still take 140 days to achieve the goal of 60% of the vaccinated adult population.

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