Russia announces worst pandemic deaths ever


Moscow-Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths set a new record for 819 people on Saturday, the day after the Moscow Health Department reported the highest number of monthly deaths in the city since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Russia’s daily coronavirus deaths have increased since the infection peaked in July. Authorities have blamed infectious delta mutants and low vaccination rates.

Moscow said late Friday that the city’s mortality rate in July was 70% higher than before the 2019 pandemic and 60% higher than the same month last year.

A total of 17,237 deaths in Moscow in July is the highest monthly death since the pandemic began. According to the Moscow Health Department, most of the over-deaths were caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“Dynamics are associated with a sharp increase in infections due to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus in June and the unusual heat of the city in recent months,” the agency said, causing COVID-19 to occur due to high temperatures. I added. The patient feels even worse.

The total death toll from the official Russian coronavirus is 169,683. Rosstat, a government statistics agency, maintains a separate count from the Pandemic Task Force, recording approximately 315,000 deaths associated with COVID-19 between April and June of this year. It states.

Russia reported about 463,000 excess deaths between April 2020 and June this year, according to Reuters calculations based on the latest Rosstat data. Some epidemiologists say over-death is the best way to measure the actual number of deaths from COVID-19.

Russia reported 22,144 new coronavirus infections on Saturday. So far, the daily number of cases in August after the peak in July has decreased.

By Gleb Stolyarov and Maria Tsvetkova