The Russian capital Moscow reported 144 coronavirus deaths on Sunday. Not before has a Russian city noted such a sharp increase in the death toll caused by the virus in a day.
The grim record was formerly in the name of St. Petersburg, the countrys second city. There were 107 deaths recorded a day earlier. In that metropolis, a quarter final of the EC-football will be held on Friday. Than thousands of supporters are expected.
Coronavirus has been returning quickly in Russia in recent weeks. According to the authorities, this is due to the highly contagious Delta variant, first established in India. It is worth noting that the rate of vaccination in Russia is relatively low compared to Western countries.
Died nationwide in a day 599 people. The authorities also recorded more than 20,000 new infections. Moscow is seen as the epicenter of the corona outbreak. Mayor Sergey Sobjanin said Saturday night that 2000 corona patients should be hospitalized in his city every day.
“Weve arranged 20,000 beds and 14,000 of them are currently in use,” said the mayor on television. “Thats a lot of them.”