Covid-19: more than 1,000 dead in Russia in a single day, a record while vaccination slips

Covid-19: more than 1,000 dead in Russia in a single day, a record while vaccination slips
Covid-19: more than 1,000 dead in Russia in a single day, a record while vaccination slips

CONTAMINATIONS – Russia has recorded more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours, crossing this symbolic bar for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Health restrictions remain limited in the country, while the vaccination campaign is stagnant.

LCI editorial staff – 2021-10-16T13:15:49.954+02:00

For the third day in a row, the authorities recorded a new record for new contaminations, exceeding 33,000. And in the past 24 hours, 1,002 people have died from Covid-19 in Russia, surpassing the 1,000 death mark for the first time since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country. The vaccination campaign seems to have come to a standstill, while the Russians still seem reluctant to observe barrier gestures.

All the info on

Coronavirus: the pandemic that is shaking the planet

Government health restrictions remain limited, although locally some regions have reinstated the use of the Russian equivalent of the health pass. The Kremlin has so far refused to slow down the economy too brutally through a set of restrictions and confinements, in the face of an already very tense social situation. The Russians have indeed seen their standard of living drop steadily since 2014, while that of the unpopularity of power has risen inversely. “Our main mission is to find the right balance between breaking the chains of contamination (…) and allowing the economy to work”Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Monday.

The “behavior of the population” alone responsible?

On the other hand, the authorities do not hesitate to put the responsibility for the worsening of the epidemic on the behavior of the Russians themselves. The Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, thus attributed the current situation “in the first place to the behavior of the population and to vaccination” which he considers insufficient. Because the vaccination rate is also leveling off, barely exceeding a third of the population, according to the specialized website Gogov, while the national vaccine, Sputnik V, was one of the first introduced on the market. According to independent polls, more than half of Russians do not plan to be vaccinated.

Read also

Since the start of the pandemic, Russia has officially recorded 222,315 deaths, which ranks the country as the fifth most affected in the world. This figure is however questioned by many observers, and the Rosstat statistics institute, which has a broader definition of deaths linked to the coronavirus, reports more than 400,000 deaths.

On the same subject

The most read articles

RELIVE – “The Voice All Stars”: Louis Delort, Manon, Anne Sila, Amalya, Terence and MB14 go to the final


VIDEO – United Kingdom: pro-Brexit disillusionment in the face of shortages and lack of manpower


“The Voice All Stars”: these 6 talents that we would like to see in the final


Gare du Nord: one dead and one injured in an accident, passengers stranded part of the night


VIDEO – A demonstration against the health pass degenerates in Martinique, three arrests


defends the ambition of information
verified and accessible to all thanks to the income of the
advertising .

To help us maintain this free service you can “change your choice” and accept all cookies.



Covid19 dead Russia single day record vaccination slips

For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News

NEXT White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki positive for COVID-19