SITREP: 40,993 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Russia
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SITREP: 40,993 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Russia

By IndraStra Global News Team

Image Attribute: The file photo of a COVID Ward in a Russian Hospital / © Sergey Bobylev/TASS

Image Attribute: The file photo of a COVID Ward in a Russian Hospital / © Sergey Bobylev/TASS

On October 31, 2021, Russia's federal anti-coronavirus crisis center confirmed the latest growth of coronavirus cases; 40,993 - an all-time high and the total reaching 8,513,790 to date, equating to a growth rate of 0.48%.

In particular, 3,597 new coronavirus cases were registered in the past day in St. Petersburg, 2,737 in the Moscow Region, 1,458 in the Samara Region, 799 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, and 793 in the Voronezh Region, the latest figures show.

The number of patients undergoing medical treatment from the novel coronavirus increased to 916,713, the crisis center informed.

Confirmed monthly coronavirus cases in Russia topped a million in October for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to TASS estimates based on the anti-coronavirus crisis center’s data released on Sunday.

On October 1-31, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported 1,002,764 infections, or 69.4% more on the previous month and 127% higher compared to October 2020.

Coronavirus recoveries in Russia grew by 27,115 in the past 24 hours to 7,358,539, the crisis center reported.

The share of patients discharged from hospitals upon their recovery dropped to 86.4% of all infections, it said.

Coronavirus fatalities in Russia grew by 1,158 in the past day compared to 1,160 a day before to 238,538, the crisis center reported. The mortality rate remained at 2.8%, it said.

Coronavirus cases in Moscow increased by 7,603 in the past day compared to 7,267 a day before to 1,817,391, the crisis center reported.

The coronavirus growth rate in the Russian capital equaled 0.42%, the latest data show.

Ninety-four coronavirus patients died in Moscow in the past day compared to ninety-seven a day before, bringing fatalities to 31,342 in the Russian capital (1.72% of all infections), the crisis center reported.

The Real Cause

Russia was the first country to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine, but its muddled performance in managing the pandemic has left the country vulnerable. Only about one-third of Russians are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Public skepticism and mistrust about the efficacy and safety of domestically produced Russian vaccines have compounded the problem. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin hesitated for months after the splashy August 2020 rollout of Sputnik V before getting inoculated himself in March 2021. Many Russians have grown complacent or even fatalistic about the disease as the pandemic drags on.

For more details, check out Deutsche Welle's report in the following Youtube video

With reporting by Sputnik and TASS

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