On Monday, Russian officials acknowledged that the country’s death toll from the new coronavirus is in fact more than three times what was previously reported, months after the president’s rule. Russian President Vladimir PutinThe death of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Putin gets a Russian coronavirus vaccine in the Cold War, the death of double agent George Blake in the year 98 held hostage More Maintaining the supposedly low death rate as an indicator of the country’s success in fighting the epidemic.
Like a guard mentionedThe state statistics agency Rosstat said the total number of deaths between January and November from all causes jumped by 229,700 compared to the previous year.
Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said that «more than 81 percent of this increase in deaths during this period is due to COVID,» indicating the death toll of more than 186,000 Russians, the Guardian reported. The modernization means that Russia has the third largest death toll in the world, surpassed only by the United States and Brazil.
Russian officials have so far confirmed more than 3 million cases and only 55,265 deaths, the Guardian newspaper indicated, a number much lower than the other large countries affected.
The newspaper stated that despite the high numbers of Corona virus, the Russian government is reluctant to order another national lockdown. «If we follow the rules and demands of health regulators, we will not need any closures,» Putin said at the year-end conference.
Moscow is reportedly hoping to contain the virus through a vaccination program launched this month. Russia was the first country in the world to approve a vaccine for the Coronavirus. The Russian-made vaccine, nicknamed Sputnik V, has shown promising results but medical journals have been criticized by medical journals for conducting short clinical trials.
Earlier in December, Putin, 68, said he would delay taking the vaccine due to a lack of research on people over the age of 60. However, the vaccine was approved for people over the age of 60 last weekend, the Guardian reported.