On the evening of August 13, Moscow said the death rate of the Russian capital in July was 70% higher than the same time in 2019 and 60% higher than the 2020 data.
In July 2021, a total of 17,237 people died in Moscow, the highest number since the pandemic began. The Moscow Department of Health confirmed that Covid-19 was the cause of death for most of the deaths that were higher than the average. Besides the Delta strain, the unusually hot weather in recent months has also aggravated the health situation of Covid-19 patients.
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According to official data from the Russian Covid-19 task force, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Russia is more than 169,600 cases. However, the national statistics agency Rosstat also collects its own data, which recorded about 315,000 deaths related to Covid-19 from April 2020 to June 2021.
On August 14, Russia recorded 22,144 new Covid-19 infections. The number of daily new infections in Russia has decreased after peaking in July.
Despite the Pandemic situation, the number of Russians getting vaccinated is still low. To date, only 27% of the Russian population has been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, and 20% is fully immunized.
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